CARTE DE LA FLORIDE OCCIDENTALE ET LOUISIANE (AND) LA PENINSULE ET GOLFE DE LA FLORIDE OU CANAL DE BAHAMA AVEC LES ISLES DE BAHAMA .

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Thomas Jefferys


Carte de La Floride Occidentale et Louisiane (and) La Peninsule et Golfe de la Floride ou Canal de Bahama avec Les Isles de Bahama .

Copper plate engraving 1777
Image 18 1/4 x 47 3/8" (46.3 x 112.3 cm
Good condition save for a few tiny worm holes.. Original outline hand coloring.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 95488
Price: $3,250.00
Publisher : Published by Georges Louis Le Rouge, Paris.
The scarce 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 was first issued circa 1760 by Thomas Jeffreys with Florida shown as an archipelago. The first issue is of extreme rarity. It was quickly revised, Florida is not yet an archipelago, and issued as a separate and in Jeffrey's The West Indian Atlas and American Atlas. Louis Le Rouge Issued his own version of the pilot, Pilote Americain Septentrional, copying many of Jeffreys maps and charts.This chart is one of the earliest relatively accurate map 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.
The map is richly embellished with rhumb lines, a large 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."
The le Rouge edition is far rarer than the English imprints with the exception of the first state.
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