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Auction 179, Lot 245

"A View of the Town and Castle of St. Augustine, and the English Camp Before It June 20. 1740", Silver, Thomas

Subject: St. Augustine, Florida

Period: 1742 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

6.6 x 11.8 inches
16.8 x 30 cm
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This is a depiction of British General John Oglethorpe's first unsuccessful expedition against the Spanish at St. Augustine. The bird's-eye view depicts the Matanza River, the castle,the North and South Channel, and warships in the foreground. A lengthy key and explanatory notes fill the bottom third of map. General Oglethorpe was the founder of the American colony of Georgia, which was situated as a buffer colony between Spanish Florida and South Carolina. Size includes the key and text. Published in the July 1740 issue of Gentleman's Magazine.

References: Jolly #GENT-12.

Condition: A

Issued folding on watermarked paper with a hint of toning. There is a binder's trim at bottom right.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $190

Closed on 9/16/2020