Jun 07, 2017 - Sale 2450

Sale 2450 - Lot 33

Estimate: $ 3,000 - $ 5,000
CATESBY, MARK; and SELIGMANN, JOHANN MICHAEL. Carolinae Floridae nec non Insularum Bahamensium. Large engraved map of Southeastern North America and islands of the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. 20 1/4x27 inches, wide margins with untrimmed deckle edges; original hand-color in full; issued folding, now flat, few small edge tears or printer's creases, clean. Nuremberg, 1755

Additional Details

Attractive example of the German edition of Catesby's highly sought after map which appeared in his Natural History of South Carolina, and the Bahama Islands, 1731. The present map was re-engraved by Seligmann to be included in his German edition of Catesby's Natural History: Sammlung verschiedener auslaendischer und seltener Vögel, Nuremberg, 1749-1776. The cartography is nearly identical to the English version, showing the colonial southeast in good detail, with coloring to represent British claims in pink, French possessions in green and Spanish regions in yellow. Cumming, The Southeast in Early Maps 210 and 292.