Auction 113, Lot 299

"[Lot of 2] Mexico [and] Carte des Environs de la Ville de Mexico",

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1616-1754 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

See Description

Pair of small plans of Mexico City. First is a very early miniature plan from Petrus Bertius' Geographie Racourcie, published in 1616 (5 x 3.5"). Second is Nicolas Bellin's plan of the city and its surroundings, circa 1754 (6.3 x 8"). The city is shown with eight bridges extending from the shore. An aqueduct system is shown in the north feeding Lac de Zun Pango.


Condition: A

First map, light even toning, remargined at top with manuscript title.

Estimate: $220 - $300

Sold for: $600

Closed on 12/7/2005