"Carte Geo-Hydrographique du Golfe du Mexique et de ses Isles...", Rizzi-Zannoni, Giovanni Antonio
Subject: Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
Period: 1762 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Moderne
Color: Hand Color
17.8 x 12.4 inches
45.2 x 31.5 cm
Finely engraved chart covering the U.S. and Mexican coastlines, Central America, northern South America, and all of the major islands of the West Indies, also naming some very small ones. The map is filled with great coastal detail and many place names. Southern Florida here is broken into an archipelago. This lovely chart is adorned with a decorative cartouche draped with garlands, a fleur-de-lis, and rhumb lines.
A dark impression on watermarked paper with a few light spots in the image. Several miniscule wormholes in the lower left corner are only visible when held to light.