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The Spanish Galeon Treasure Route Past Florida and From Havana and Porto Bello To Cartagena

Fine joined pair of maps, extending from Florida to Central America, published by Reiner & Josua Ottens in Amsterdam.

The top map covers the Florida peninsula, Cuba, the Bahamas, Jamaica and part of Hispaniola.  The map was prepared at the time of the War of Jenkin's Ear between Britain and Spain. The map details the route of the Spanish treasure ships arriving in Havana from Spain, and then heading south towards Cartagena. 

The lower map continues the Spanish shipping route to Cartagena, extending from Provincia Honduras to Nova Granadae and St. Martha, centered on Panama & Costa Rica.  

Three insets at top depict the harbors of St. Augustine, Havana, and Santo Domingo.

The two maps were issued separately and as part of a large six-part map illustrating the War of Jenkin's Ear in 1740-41.

While we have seen individual maps on the market and the complete 6-sheet map on the market, this is the first example we have seen which includes these two as a pair.

Condition Description
2-sheets, joined, as issued. Minor soiling and foxing.