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Rare Map of Florida, the Caribbean and Central America, published by Walch in Augsburg.

The map is strikingly engraved, with color coding showing the colonial claims of Spain, France, England, Denmark, Sweden and Holland.

Arrows depict the direction of the prevailing currents and an early depiction of the Florida Strohm (Gulf Stream).

Johann Walch Biography

Johann, or Johannes, Walch (1757-1816) was a painter and engraver. He was well-known for painting miniature portraits, having trained in Geneva, Venice, and Rome. Walch published several atlases and sheet maps. As with his atlases, many of Walch’s maps were reprinted after his death.