1765 Isaak Tirion Map of Central America and the West Indies

MexicoNewGranada-tirion-1765
$500.00
Kaart van de Onderkoningschappen van Mexico en Nieuw Granada in de Spaansche West-Indien.
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1765 Isaak Tirion Map of Central America and the West Indies

MexicoNewGranada-tirion-1765

Beautifully colored and highly detailed map of Mexico and the West Indies.
$500.00

Title


Kaart van de Onderkoningschappen van Mexico en Nieuw Granada in de Spaansche West-Indien.
  1765 (dated)    12 x 18.5 in (30.48 x 46.99 cm)     1 : 12500000

Description


This is a 1765 Isaak Tirion map of Central America and the West Indies. The map depicts the region from the southern United States to northern South America and from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. Each of the Caribbean islands is illustrated and labeled, even within the Bahamas and the Virgin Islands, along with Cozumel located off the Yucatan Peninsula and Grand Cayman south of Cuba. The Galapagos Islands off the Pacific coast of South America are also identified. Cities, towns, and villages throughout the region are labeled, including New Orleans, Charleston, Pensacola, St. Augustine, Havana, Acapulco, Veracruz, Portobello, Cartagena, Paramaribo, and Cayenne. Myriad rivers and mountains are illustrated from the United States to South America.

This map was produced by Isaak Tirion in 1765.

Cartographer


Isaak Tirion (1705 - 1765) was a Dutch publisher in Amsterdam. Born in Utrecht, Tirion quickly rose to prominence by publishing pamphlets, historical works, and most importantly, maps and atlases. He produced several atlases and Dutch town plans. His maps are mainly based on those of Guillaume de l'Isle. Tirion eventually relocated his printing house to the prestigious Kalverstraat. In his long career, he produced eight atlases in multiple editions, some of which were published posthumously until about 1784.

Condition


Very good. Minor border tear professionally repaired on verso. Close right margin. Blank on verso.

References


OCLC 919493373.