Thomas Kitchin. "Carta del Golfo del Messico dell' Isole e Paesi adjacenti." From Storia d. America.
Italy, 1777-1780? 12 1/4 x 18 3/4. Engraving. Folds, as issued, and some creasing near folds. Otherwise, excellent condition.
A map from William Robertson's popular History of America, one of the first scholarly histories written of the western hemisphere. Once the first edition appeared in 1777, it was almost immediately translated into numerous other languages, including Italian. This map comes from one of the early Italian editions. There is good detail throughout, including many settlements and political divisions. A note on the Texas coast indicates the spot that LaSalle landed on his ill-fated voyage with the legend, "Qui il Sig. de la Sale si stabili nel 1685."