Extraordinary map of the Florida Peninsula, issued by Sarttine for the Depot De La Marine during the American Revolution.
This well engraved and highly detailed chart was issued in Neptune americo-septentrionale and was intended for use by the French Navy during the Revolutionary War. The map shows coastal topography around the Florida Peninsula depicting harbors, points, keys, shoals and low water areas. Locates the St. John's River, St. Augustine, Cape Canaveral, Charlotte Harbor, Tampa Bay, St. Mark's River, Appalachicola Bay to Cape St. Blas & St. Josepb's Bay in western Florida. Many detailed soundings appear around the coast. Includes the Bahama Channel and the Bahama Islands; the Straits of Florida and the northern coast of Cuba. 3 compass roses & rhumb lines cross this superb chart.
The map is now quite scarce on the market, this being one of only a few examples we have seen offered in the past 10 years.