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Description: This large beautifully hand coloured original antique map of Spanish North America, the Colonial United States, Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico was engraved by Tobia Lotter nd was published by Georg Mattraus Seutter in 1736.
This map is in exceptional condition with beautiful original colour, with heavy engraving (denoting an early pressing) on clean heavy sturdy paper.
Background: This is Mathias Seutter's decorative and beautifully engraved version 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; political divisions as dictated by the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713. New Mexico is finely described with many native tribes and pueblos noted, including Acoma, Santa Clara, Isleta and more. While geographically nearly identical to Delisle's chart, this map is very ornate with the lower left corner filled with a huge sea battle and the Atlantic filled with four inset plans of Panama, Havana, Cartagena and Vera Cruz. (Ref: M&B; Tooley)
Condition Report Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color: - off white Age of map color: - Original Colors used: - Yellow, pink, green, orange, blue General color appearance: - Authentic Paper size: - 24in x 20 1/2in (610mm x 520mm) Plate size: - 22 1/2in x 19 ½in (570mm x 495mm) Margins: - Min 3/4in (19mm)
Imperfections: Margins: - Light age toning Plate area: - Light offsetting, light age toning Verso: - Light age toning