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Description:This very large beautifully hand coloured original antique map of Florida, Texas, New Mexico, Mexico and the West Indians, Caribbean was published by Laurie & Whittle in 1794 - the date is engraved in the title cartouche.
This large, two-sheet, chart of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean and The Bahama's is based on the cartography of D'Anville. It shows the colonial possessions in the region with a color key below the title cartouche. The region is dominated by Spain with possessions including Florida and the formerly French Louisiana. The other colonies include, British, French, Dutch, Danish and the Swedish Mosquito Shore of Honduras. (Ref Tooley M&B)
General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color: - off white Age of map color: - Original Colors used: - Pink, red, yellow, blue, orange General color appearance: - Authentic Paper size: - 35in x 21in (890mm x 535mm) Plate size: - 34 ½in x 19in (880mm x 485mm) Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)
Imperfections: Margins: - None Plate area: - Light offsetting, folds as issued Verso: - None