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Summer Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 1

Sat, Jul 8, 2023 09:00AM EDT
Lot 549

4 Early Florida Maps, incl. St. Augustine & Bowen

Estimate: $600 - $700
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1st item: A VIEW OF THE TOWN AND CASTLE OF ST AUGUSTINE AND THE ENGLISH CAMP BEFORE IT JUNE 20 1740 BY THOS SILVER. Early English printed map by Thomas Silver describing the siege of St. Augustine and including James Oglethorpe's (founder and then-Governor of the colony of Georgia) troops, war ships, and landmarks such as the Castillo de San Marcos (today the oldest masonry fort in the United States), town, and geographic features of the coast. Text below the image describes Oglethorpe's unsuccessful siege of St. Augustine in Spanish-held Florida, part of the larger conflict now known as the War of Jenkins' Ear. Published by The Gentleman's Magazine, London, 1740. Sheet: 12" H x 7 3/4" W. Image: 11 5/8" H x 6 1/2" W. 2nd-3rd items: AN ACCURATE MAP OF THE WEST INDIES. Early English printed map describing the southmost British colonies in America along with Louisiana (New France), the Caribbean, and Central America. Published by The Gentleman's Magazine, London, 1740. Note: This is the first map of America by the important mapmaker Emanuel Bowen (Wales,1694 -1767), Royal Mapmaker to King George II of Great Britain and Louis XV of France. Plus pages 3-4 of The Gentleman's Magazine, January 1740, which include a note concerning the significance and value of the map along with unrelated letters from readers. Map sheet: 12 1/2" H x 16 3/4" W. Map image: 11 1/2" H x 15 1/4" W. Page: 7 3/4" H x 4 7/8" W. 4th item: A MAP OF PART OF WEST FLORIDA. Early English printed map describing the Gulf Coast from Pensacola to beyond New Orleans, including coastal Alabama and Mississippi. With inset plan for a new settlement on the Mississippi River. Published by The Gentleman's Magazine, London, 1772. Sheet: 8 5/16" H x 14 15/16" W. Image: 7 5/16" H x 13 1/2" W. 5th item: WEST INDIES FROM THE BEST AUTHORITIES. Early American map, including Florida from St. Augustine to the mouth of the Mississippi River as well as the Caribbean and parts of Central and South America. With hand coloring. Originally included in The General Gazetteer or Compendious Geographical Dictionary in Miniature by R. Brookes, published by Melvin Lord, Boston, 1816. Sheet: 8 15/16" H x 11" W. Image: 7 3/8" H x 9 1/4" W.


1st item: Some creases and toning. Sheet is trimmed. 2nd-3rd items: 8" x 1 3/4" area of dampstaining to upper-right corner of map, along with creases. Map sheet is trimmed. Some toning and wear to edges of text page. 4th item: Excellent condition with minimal toning. Some creases. 5th item: Even but marked toning throughout image, absent from margins. With negligible tears and losses to edges of sheet, along with creases. Old archival tape is attached to upper edge en verso.

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