Auction 114, Lot 296

"Hispaniae Novae Nova Descriptio", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1628 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.5 x 5.2 inches
19.1 x 13.2 cm

Small map of central and western Mexico based on Ortelius. Mexico City located on the banks of a large, hourglass-shaped, lake and numerous gold and silver mines are scattered across the map. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius. Decorative title cartouche and scale of miles. French text on verso.


Condition: B

Slight show through of text on verso. Pencil and ink marks in margins.

Estimate: $130 - $160

Sold for: $65

Closed on 3/1/2006