Auction 101, Lot 204

"Hispania Nova", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1625 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
7.3 x 5.5 inches
18.5 x 14 cm

Charming small map of central and western Mexico. Mexico City located on the banks of a large lake, and numerous gold and silver mines are scattered across the map. Strapwork title cartouche and scale of miles. From an English edition of the Atlas Minor with text sheets providing an interesting description of the land, "New Spaine is the greatest Province in America, being more inhabited, more populous, and more pleasant than the rest…"

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Condition: A

Couple of tiny worm holes and a short tear in margins, well away from map.

Estimate: $220 - $275

Sold for: $210

Closed on 12/4/2002

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