ORIGINAL Antique 1777 FLORIDA Tampa Miami NEW ORLEANS Bahamas MAP by GEFFERYS. Title: Carte de La Floride Occidentale et Louisiane (and) La Peninsule et Golfe de la Floride ou Canal de Bahama avec Les Isles de Bahama. Much of the coastline and vignettes are hand colored, and top right corner is marked: A PARIS Chez le Rouge fue des Grands Augustins 1777. This is a very scarce c1700's two-sheet map of Florida, the Bahamas, and the Gulf Coast. This wonderful chart extends west to Cabo del Norte, Louisiana, and eastward to include much of the Bahamas.
This chart is one of the earliest relatively accurate maps of the region. The hydrographic detail of the coastline and the channels in the Bahamas is well delineated giving soundings, shoals and other important features, noted both in French and English. Detail is primarily confined to the coastline with harbors, inlets, bays, river entrances, soundings, rocks, shoals, and currents carefully noted. Several forts, settlements, and villages are located and the road from Fort St.
Augustin, Tampa Bay, and Port Charlotte. The bay at the mouth of the Mississippi River is unnamed but bears a note Shallow Water with many small Islands but very little known.
The map is handsomely adorned with rhumb lines, a huge compass rose, and numerous sailing ships, including a fleet in the gulf with the notation The Flota's Track from la Vera Cruz to Havanna to avoid the Trade Winds. This HUGE map measures 54" wide and 21 5/8" tall. Printed on watermarked laid paper. One photo shows the backside of the map, held over a bright light.
Displays beautifully, and in excellent condition, with no rips, tears, holes, or repairs. Three vertical creases, as found, but should flatten nicely for framing.Guaranteed to be an authentic c1777 original map, not a copy or reproduction. All items are from a smoke-free home. I take extra care in packing, and you will never find inked newspaper touching your new treasures. FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates. Make your listings stand out with FREE Vendio custom templates! Over 100,000,000 served. Get FREE counters from Vendio today! The item "ORIGINAL Antique 1777 FLORIDA Tampa Miami NEW ORLEANS Bahamas MAP by GEFFERYS" is in sale since Friday, May 10, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\North America Maps". The seller is "pryankee" and is located in Saint Petersburg, Florida.
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