Auction 113, Lot 298

"Hispaniae Novae Sive Magnae, Recens et Vera Descriptio", Bry, Theodore de

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1595 (dated)

Publication: Grands Voyages, Part V

Color: Black & White

17.3 x 13 inches
43.9 x 33 cm

Boldly engraved map of the central and western coastal regions of Mexico, based on Ortelius. It is densely engraved with place names and shows the mining districts northwest of Mexico City. The map is elaborately decorated with engravings of Native Americans, bison, canoes, ships and two fabulous cartouches.

References: Map Collector #9, p.5.

Condition: B

Printed on the usual thin paper and issued folded. 1 1/2" repaired tear into lower cartouche. Bit of minor creasing.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $450

Closed on 12/7/2005