Auction 91, Lot 117

"'T Amerikaans Newest van Florida Door Ferdinand de Soto Nader Ontdekt en groot deels Bemagtigd.",

Subject: Colonial United States

Period: 1714 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
9 x 6 inches
22.9 x 15.2 cm

An interesting copper engraved map based on the Mercator-Hondius model. Covers the region from Texas to Chesapeake Bay. The British colonies of Carolina and Virginia are shown east of the Appalachian Mountains. The rest of the map is named Florida. Only one of the Great Lakes is shown (Lac Erie) and the river systems are totally incorrect. A large title cartouche takes up the Gulf of Mexico with a scene of Ferdinand de Soto discussing his expedition with a group of Native Americans. $550 RESERVE

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Condition: A

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $650

Closed on 6/14/2000

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