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Auction 181, Lot 333

De Fer's Scarce Map of the Gulf of Mexico with Florida as a Peninsula

"Le Golfe de Mexique, et les Provinces et Isles qui l'Environe Comme sont la Floride au Nord, le Mexique ou Nouvelle Espagne a l'Ouest la Terre-Ferme au Sud, le Is. Antilles, Lucayes, St. Domingue et Jamaique a l'Est...", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean

Period: 1717 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

23.8 x 18.1 inches
60.5 x 46 cm
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This is a scarce map of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean. Unlike most maps of the period, De Fer presents Florida correctly as a peninsula rather than as the broken archipelago. Lake Okeechobee is named Lac Serrope. The Caribbean islands are well depicted with notations throughout. The map is filled with place names, river systems, graphic topography, and embellished with a compass rose with fleur-de-lis. Engraved by P. Stark.

References: Lowery #281.

Condition: B+

Original outline color on a watermarked sheet with light offsetting.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,700

Sold for: $875

Closed on 2/10/2021