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Auction 183, Lot 247

"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
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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.

Condition: A

A fine impression on a sheet with an "Imperial VC" watermark. There is a hint of offsetting along the centerfold and some marginal soiling.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $125

Closed on 6/9/2021