Auction 99, Lot 131

"Mappa Geographica Regionem Mexicanam et Floridam Terrasque adjacentes, ut et Anteriores Americae Insulas, Cursus itidem et Reditus Navigantium versus flumen Missisipi et alias Colonias…", Seutter/Lotter

Subject: Colonial North America and Caribbean

Period: 1750 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.5 x 18.6 inches
57.2 x 47.2 cm

This is one of the many copies of Delisle's important map of 1703 (Carte du Mexique et de la Floride…). It provides a view of North America from the Great Lakes through the West Indies. The British colonies are confined east of the Appalachian Mountains, France controls the Mississippi valley and Florida, and Spain possesses Mexico and New Mexico. Political divisions as dictated by the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713. While geographically nearly identical to Delisle's chart, this map is very decorative with the lower left corner filled with a huge sea battle and the Atlantic filled with four inset plans of Panama, Havana, Carthagena and Vera Cruz.

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Condition: C

Appears to have been used as working map. Margins have been trimmed, nearly to neatline on two sides. Old paper reinforcement on verso so that the map could be folded both vertically and horizontally. Couple of tears just into map, with old repairs.

Estimate: $800 - $900

Unsold

Closed on 6/12/2002

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