This original map of the Golfe du Mexique, dated 1783, is by Joseph de Laporte (1714 – 1779). This charming small map depicts the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. The Florida peninsula is narrow and drawn out. There is a decorative title cartouche in the upper right corner and considerable information along the coastlines. The map is tinted and in good condition. The framing is done to conservation standards with a museum mat and carved gold frame.