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Auction 114, Lot 290

"Hispania Nova", Wytfliet, Cornelis

Subject: Colonial Southwest & Mexico

Period: 1598 (circa)

Publication: Histoire Universelle des Indies Occidentales…

Color: Black & White

11.3 x 9 inches
28.7 x 22.9 cm
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This is one of the earliest maps of the American southwest and Mexico, including the southern part of present-day Texas, here called Floridae Pars, with the Rio Grande, labeled R. de Palmas. The map concentrates on the Spanish area of influence and is one of nineteen regional maps of the Americas contained in Wytfliet's atlas, which was the first devoted exclusively to the New World. Stipple engraved seas, calligraphy and a decorative title cartouche.

References: Burden 105; Martin & Martin, p. 75.

Condition: A

Some printer's creases in margins and map border.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $850

Closed on 3/1/2006