"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: 1740 (published)
Publication: Gentleman's Magazine
Color: Hand Color
6.6 x 11.7 inches
16.8 x 29.7 cm
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.
A crisp impression issued folding, now flat, on watermarked paper with a few minor spots. There is a binding trim at bottom right that has been replaced with old paper, with a tiny associated tear that just crosses the neatline.