Auction 171, Lot 307

"Carte du Mexique, et de la Nouvelle Espagne, Contenant la Partie Australe de l'Amerique Septentle.", D'Anville/Santini

Subject: Southern United States, Mexico & Central America

Period: 1779 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel...

Color: Hand Color

22.9 x 17.8 inches
58.2 x 45.2 cm

A lovely map of Central America, Mexico, the Gulf Coast, Florida, and a portion of Cuba from the cartography of D'Anville. The southern tip of Florida is shown as an archipelago of large islands. Tecas is named on the coast of present-day Texas, and sailing routes are shown along the coasts. The verdant cartouche shows a waterfall and a crocodile, natives, trees, and exotic birds.

References: Phillips (A) #647-49.

Condition: A

A dark impression with contemporary outline color on sturdy paper with an "R" watermark and minor marginal soiling.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $210

Closed on 2/6/2019