"Carte du Mexique, et de la Nouvelle Espagne, Contenant la Partie Australe de l'Amerique Septentle", D'Anville/Santini
Subject: Southern United States, Mexico & Central America
Period: 1779 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Universel...
Color: Hand Color
22.8 x 17.6 inches
57.9 x 44.7 cm
A lovely map of Central America, Mexico, the Gulf Coast, Florida, and a portion of Cuba from the cartography of D'Anville. The southern tip of Florida is shown as an archipelago of large islands. Tecas is named on the coast of present-day Texas, and sailing routes are shown along the coasts. The verdant cartouche shows a waterfall and a crocodile, natives, trees, and exotic birds.
References: Phillips (Atlases) #647-49.
A fine impression on a sheet with an "Imperial VC" watermark. There is a hint of offsetting along the centerfold and some marginal soiling.