8 December 2015
CATESBY, Mark (1679?-1749). A Map of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands with the Adjacent Parts. London, 1731-43.
Engraved map of Florida colored by a contemporary hand, image 431 x 608 mm (526 x 688 mm sheet), cartouche composed of shells and coral. Matted and framed.
First issue, with the Crowned Shield watermark, from Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands (London, 1731-43), full contemporary coloring with French Louisiana, on both sides of the Mississippi, colored green. Based on Henry Popple's map of 1733. Cumming 210; Schwartz & Ehrenberg pp. 151-52.
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