Auction 100, Lot 232

"Carte du Lac de Mexico, et de ses Environs Lors de la Conqueste des Espagnols…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1754 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
6 x 8.2 inches
15.2 x 20.8 cm

Copper engraved map showing Mexico City located in a large lake. A series of causeways link the main city and other islands in the Lac d'Eau Salee with the mainland. Locates numerous towns including Tacuba, Capistlan, Xicolopa, and Curtaleco. Decorative rococo-style cartouche and compass rose grace the map.

References:

Condition: A

Good impression and coloring. A little rough at bottom right with short tear to neatline repaired verso, still very good.

Estimate: $80 - $100

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/12/2002

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