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Florida
ORTELIUS, Abraham, La Florida_Guastecan_Peruviae Avriferae Regionis Typus., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, Abraham - La Florida_Guastecan_Peruviae Avriferae Regionis Typus.
1595, Original colours.. 465x545mm. Excellent condition, wide margins.
The most important map (La Florida) is the first printed map of the southeastern region of the United States. This influential map provided the foundation cartography for the region, particularly in the depiction of the river system. The second map (Guastecan Reg) combines with "La Florida" to exten... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 1,000 - 1,400)

Bid received
$ 750
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
GOTTFRIED, J.L. ,  [The manner of making their boats.], antique map, old maps GOTTFRIED, J.L. - [The manner of making their boats.]
Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633, Uncoloured.. 155x210mm. Copper plate engraving on text sheet. Paper browned as usual. Right margin slim to slightly cropped. Lower right margin missing.
Some nicks and tears to bottom border. Size of sheet : 345 x 222 mm. German text and on verso.
The manner of making boats in Virginia is wonderful to behold. They were able to do so without using any iron tool at all. First they chose a tall tree, wide enough for a canoe, then they lit a fire round its base, kindling the flames with dried moss and keeping the flames low, so that it eventually... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 60 - 100)

Starting bid
$ 40
Condition:
Condition Rating: 5
GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.,  [The retaking of Fort Caroline by the French / Indians from the Spanish.], antique map, old maps GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY. - [The retaking of Fort Caroline by the French / Indians from the Spanish.]
Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633, Uncoloured.. 155x175mm. Copper plate engraving on text sheet. Paper lightly browned as usual. Some ink marks to text.
Size of sheet : 345 x 222 mm. German text and on verso.
A lively battle scene with cannons roaring, dead bodies strewen all over the ground, boats and soldiers crossing a river. This is the epic battle scene of the combined forces of the French and native American Indians, wrestling control, and eventually taking Fort Caroline from the Spanish.

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Estimate
($ 100 - 150)

Bid received
$ 75
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
MONTANUS, A.,  Pagus Hispanorum in Florida., antique map, old maps MONTANUS, A. - Pagus Hispanorum in Florida.
Amsterdam, 1671, Uncoloured.. 269x355mm. Good and dark imprint. Paper slightly browned. Some foxing. Else good.
View of the port of St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States and the northernmost bastion of the Spanish empire in America (Castillo de San Marcos). With ships and boats docked before the walled town, a few slaves and native Americans with feathered headdresses, veiled European woman prot... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 360 - 450)

Bid received
$ 200
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
ALBRIZZI, G.,  Carta geographica della florida nelp americ settentrionale., antique map, old maps ALBRIZZI, G. - Carta geographica della florida nelp americ settentrionale.
Venise, 1740, Coloured.. 328x426mm. Good condition.
Map taken from "Atlante Novissimo", published by Giambattista Albrizzi around 1740. Based on Delisle, the map covers the region from Filadelfia south to the Bahamas, and the coast of the Gulf of Mexico to Tampico.
It shows the same area as Ortelius' 1584 map and several earlier maps, but most ...
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Estimate
($ 800 - 1,000)

Starting bid
$ 600
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
U.S.COAST SURVEY., Preliminary Chart of Florida Keys from Key Biscayne to Pickles Reef, antique map, old maps U.S.COAST SURVEY. - Preliminary Chart of Florida Keys from Key Biscayne to Pickles Reef
New York, 1856, Uncoloured.. 470x320mm. In good condition with usual toning that is darker along the folds. Weak spots in folds have been strengthened with Japanese paper.
Detailed chart of Florida reefs with soundings. From a Trigonometrical Survey under the direction of A.D. Bache, Superintendent of the Survey of the coast of the United States.
Lithographed by J. Bien of New York in 1856....
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Estimate
($ 100 - 120)

Starting bid
$ 59
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4