Auction 110, Lot 262

"Nouvelle Espagne, Nouveau Mexique, Isles Antilles", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier

Subject: Mexico and Caribbean

Period: 1762 (circa)

Publication: Nouvel Atlas Portatif

Color: Hand Color

12 x 9.5 inches
30.5 x 24.1 cm

First state of this fine small map focusing on the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean but also including the southern part of North America through Central America and the northern part of South America. Detail is mostly confined to the Spanish possessions with a number of early missions and settlements named in Nouveau Mexique. Includes an interesting portrayal of Florida with the tip consisting of several large islands. The title appears within a decorative cartouche at upper center next to an inset map of the Azores.

References: Pedley #481.

Condition: A+

Nice original color.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $190

Closed on 3/2/2005