Auction 92, Lot 128

"Carte de la Floride Occidentale et Louisiana [together with] La Peninsule et Golfe de la Floride ou Canal de Bahama avec les Isles de Bahama, Traduit de Gefferys", Le Rouge, George Louis

Subject: Colonial United States

Period: 1777 (dated)

Publication: Pilote Américain Septentrional Pour les Cotes

Color: Black & White

Size:
26.2 x 20 inches
66.5 x 50.8 cm

Copper engraving, 2 sheets. Scarce folding version sectioned and laid on original linen. Deriving from Jeffrey's North American Atlas (London, 1774), and published in 1778 by Le Rouge in a compilation of charts, this highly accurate and elegant chart of Florida and the Gulf served as a reference tool for the French navy. Highly detailed with soundings, shoals and other important features noted in both French and English. Names Cap Canaveral, St. Augustin, Tampa Baye, and Port Charlotte. Excellent mapping of the Bahamas. Graphically pleasing with rhumb lines and a huge compass rose.

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Condition: A

Excellent mapping of the Bahamas.

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

Sold for: $1,300

Closed on 9/13/2000

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