Auction 178, Lot 68

"Nouvelle Espagne, Nouveau Mexique, Isles Antilles", Robert de Vaugondy/Delamarche

Subject: Southern North America

Period: 1794 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

12.2 x 9.5 inches
31 x 24.1 cm

This fine small map focuses on the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean but also extends to include the southern part of North America through Central America and the northern part of South America. Detail is mostly confined to the Spanish possessions with a number of early missions and settlements named in Nouveau Mexique including Cenis in today's Texas. An interesting portrayal of Florida shows the tip consisting of several large islands. There is an inset map of the Azores at top right. The title appears within a decorative rococo-style cartouche at top. Engraved by E. Dussy. This is a later edition with corrections by Delamarche, dated l'An 3e.

References: cf. Pedley #481.

Condition: A

A dark impression on a bright sheet with faint offsetting and a centerfold separation in the bottom blank margin that has been closed on verso with tape.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/10/2020