Auction 173, Lot 192

"West Indies", Arrowsmith, John

Subject: Caribbean & Central America

Period: 1847 (dated)

Publication: The London Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
24.5 x 18.5 inches
62.2 x 47 cm

This handsome map focuses on the Caribbean and Central America, giving good inland detail of rivers, lakes, topography and towns. A small inset continues the coast of Guatemala further north; Guatemala encompasses all of El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. British Honduras, which later became Belize, is also shown. The remaining areas - Florida, the Yucatan Peninsula, and the northern coast of South America - are defined only along the coasts. The Cape Florida Settlement, which later became Miami, is identified in southern Florida. A note in the Atlantic Ocean explains the different terms for the islands used by Spanish and English mariners.

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Condition: B+

Contemporary color with minor toning and soiling.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/5/2019

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