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Auction 198, Lot 134

Rare Pictorial Treasure Map of the South

"Herewith Is Presented A Chart of Treasure and Other Matters of Interest in the Dominions, Commonwealths and Certain Former Southern Colonies...",

Subject: Southeastern United States

Period: 1950 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

13.1 x 10 inches
33.3 x 25.4 cm
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This interesting and unusual treasure map extends from Chesapeake and Delaware bays south to Okefenokee Swamp and inland as far as western Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. It contains text describing various hidden treasures where numerous X's mark the spot. A few of the treasures featured on this map include those of Sir Henry Morgan, Blackbeard, and the Spanish conquistadors. Also noted is the Reed Nugget in North Carolina, which weighed an astonishing 17 pounds. Copious illustrations supplement the text including images of pirates, Indians, settlers, wildlife, and several ships in the Atlantic Ocean. Issued “Compliments of your Sinclair Dealer” (Sinclair Oil Corporation) at lower left. We found only one past sales record for this map and one institutional holding (Library of Congress).


Condition: B+

On a lightly toned sheet with a small chip in the bottom blank margin and a short edge tear in the top blank margin.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $210

Closed on 6/19/2024