(Click the thumb nail to see a larger image)

Pub Year Map Maker Pub Place Map Title Map Price (USD) Picture
1794Laurie & Whittle / AnvilleLondonA new and complete map of the West Indies$1,500 Picture

An engraved map, with original outline color

Size: 21-1/4 inches X 35-1/4 inches

Map Type: Atlas

This is a superior copy, with vivid hand-drawn outline colors.

Published by Laurie and Whittle, this map is based on information by French geographer Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville. The map shows Middle America, the lands and islands bordering the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea.

Six outline colors are used to symbolize areas under the control the European colonial rivals of Spain, England, and France. Most of the mainland, including Florida, Mexico, Central America, and northern South America was outlined with yellow indicating Spanish control. The British possessions are outlined in red while France's possessions are outlined in in blue.

References: Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, Volume 3 PP 96-97, Laurie & Whittle, Scott, Valerie, Map Collector Publications, Tring, Hertz, England, 1999; A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress, 682, Phillips, P.L, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1909

© 2015, Beaux Arts, Dallas, Texas. All Rights Reserved.
Antique Maps ~ Old Maps ~ Collectible Maps ~ Historical Maps