TITLE/CONTENT OF MAP: 'Map of the Gulf of Mexico, the islands and countries adjacent'Domestic: Flat-rate of $24.00 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.International: Foreign shipping rates are determined by destination.Location: This item ships from United Kingdom
This fascinating map shows what was known at the time as the Spanish Main, ie the mainland of the American continent enclosing the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico. The map indicates where "M. de la Sale settled in 1685", being the location of Fort Saint Louis, a French colony established in 1685 in present-day Texas near Arenosa Creek and Matagorda Bay by explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle. He intended to found the colony at the mouth of the Mississippi River, but inaccurate maps and navigational errors caused his ships to anchor 400 miles (650 km) instead to the west, off the coast of Texas. The colony survived until 1688. Present-day Inez, Texas, USA later developed there. The map shows Jamaica, Cuba, Hispaniola, 'Porto Rico' (Puerto Rico), the Windward and Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands and the 'Lucayo or Bahama Islands'. New Orleans is marked on the map.
DATE PRINTED: 1795
IMAGE SIZE: Approx 33.0 x 49.0cm, 12.75 x 19.25 inches (Large)
TYPE: Original uncoloured antique map
CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing.
VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain
ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Thomas Kitchin, Hydrographer to His Majesty
PROVENANCE: "The History of America", by William Robertson. Published by Strahan and Cadell, London, 1796
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