1 April 2014
KEULEN, Gerard van (1654-1715). Pas-Kaart Van de Golff van Mexico. Amsterdam 1684.
Engraved map of the Gulf Coast, with outline coloring in contemporary hand, image 517 x 590 mm (524 x 612 mm sheet). Showing to the coast from the Yucatan to Texas and Florida. (Margins trimmed closely.)
FIRST STATE OF THE FIRST MAP OF THE COASTLINE OF TEXAS. "The main feature of this map is its originality of form. It is the first sea chart of the western portion of the Gulf of Mexico detailing the coastal waters of present-day Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. The geography is largely derived from the exceedingly rare Hessel Gerritsz chart..." (Burden 592).
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