"Kaart van de Onderkoningschappen van Mexico en Nieuw Granada in de Spaansche West-Indien", Tirion, Isaac
Subject: Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
Period: 1765 (dated)
Publication: Nieuwe en Beknopte Hand-Atlas
Color: Hand Color
18.7 x 11.7 inches
47.5 x 29.7 cm
A fine map covering the southern United States, Mexico, Central America, northern South America and the Caribbean. The peninsula of Florida is shown as an archipelago of small islands, and the mythical Lake Parime is depicted in the interior of South America. There is considerable detail throughout including numerous place names along the coastlines and navigational hazards in the waters. Decorated by a simple block-style title cartouche and two distance scales.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.TIR-2a.
Full contemporary color on a bright sheet with a Strasburg Lily watermark and wide margins. There are a few minor spots in the image, marginal foxing, and several tiny tears along the edges of the sheet.