Auction 101, Lot 205

"Hispaniae Novae Nova Descriptio", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1648 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.2 inches
19.1 x 13.2 cm

Small map of central and western Mexico based on Ortelius. Mexico City located on the banks of a large, hourglass-shaped, lake and numerous gold and silver mines are scattered across the map. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius. Decorative title cartouche and scale of miles. German text on verso.

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Condition: B

Light damp stain.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/4/2002

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