Catalog Archive
Auction 115, Lot 302

"Hispania Nova", Wytfliet, Cornelis

Subject: United States & Mexico

Period: 1597-1615 (published)

Publication: Descriptionis Ptolemaicae augmentum

Color: Black & White

11.5 x 9 inches
29.2 x 22.9 cm

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

Minor repairs in blank margins and two tiny worm holes infilled in map.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,200

Sold for: $600

Closed on 6/21/2006