"Nova Hispania, et Nova Galicia", Jansson, Jan
Period: 1650 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19 x 13.5 inches
48.3 x 34.3 cm
Fabulous, decorative map of the western coastal regions of Mexico, based on Ortelius. Mexico City is situated on a large lake below the elaborate title cartouche of the Royal Spanish Arms. Several gold and silver mines are located in the central region. A galleon and sea monster adorn the Pacific and armadillos are positioned atop a key to 23 additional locations. Superlative example of Dutch cartography and a great example of the similarity between Jansson and Blaeu. Jansson's plate features a ship and sea monster with calligraphy in the Pacific, where Blaeu's map lacks the calligraphy and embellished the area with two ships and a compass rose. Spanish text on verso.
Old framer's tape on verso paper edges and closing fold separations, bottom one entering map 2.5". Some edge tears at bottom, well away from map.