Catalog Archive
Auction 102, Lot 244

"Descripcion del Destricto del Audiencia de Nueva Espana", Herrera y Tordesillas, Antonio de

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication: Historia general de los hechos de los Castellanos

Color: Black & White

6.2 x 11 inches
15.7 x 27.9 cm

Antonio de Herrera Y Tordelisllas was the official historian to the King of Spain. He compiled a history of the Spanish conquests in the Americas that included this map of the Audiencia of New Spain. This simple outline map, based on Juan López de Velasco’s manuscript, covers the southern part of present-day Mexico and the Yucatan peninsular. Mexico City is shown located on a large lake. Some of the early Spanish settlements in that region are marked including the important Pacific settlement at Puerto de Acapulco.


Condition: A

A few scattered wormholes, mostly in blank margins. Lovely Fleur-de-lis watermark.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $210

Closed on 3/5/2003