"Carte du Golphe du Mexique et des Isles de l'Amerique", Bellin/Van Schley
Subject: Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
Period: 1762 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
14.7 x 10.6 inches
37.3 x 26.9 cm
Attractive map of the islands of the Caribbean with the parts of the United States and Mexico that border the Gulf of Mexico, Central America, and the northern coastline of South America. Routes of several explorers are shown, including Cortez, Ponce de Leon, and Hernandez de Cordova, along with many coastal place names. A delicately engraved rococo-style title cartouche fills the upper right. Dutch title at bottom: Kaart van de Golf van Mexico, en van de Amerikaaanse Eilanden. Engraved by Van Schley.
Issued folding on watermarked paper with contemporary color in the map with later color in the cartouche. There is minor toning along the centerfold and edges of the sheet.