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Auction 191, Lot 378

"The West Indies, Exhibiting the English French Spanish Dutch & Danish Settlements with the Adjacent Parts of North & South America, from the Best Authorities", Middleton, Charles T.

Subject: Caribbean

Period: 1779 (circa)

Publication: A New and Complete System of Geography...

Color: Hand Color

11.1 x 7.4 inches
28.2 x 18.8 cm
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An uncommon map of the Caribbean showing the colonial holdings of Britain, France, Spain, the Netherlands, and Denmark after the Treaty of Paris in 1763, by way of a lettered key at left. Southern Florida is shown with large, interconnected waterways, effectively turning the region into an archipelago. The boundary between Florida and Georgia is labeled Limits Stipulated in 1738. The map was derived from the Thomas Jefferys' 1760 map of the same title. According to McCorkle, this is the third state of the map with a recut title and removal of the cartouche, date, and text above the top border.

References: McCorkle (Geography Books) #280-12.

Condition: B+

There is light foxing and dampstaining that is more prominent in the margins.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $210

Closed on 2/8/2023