Auction 115, Lot 314

"Hispania Nova", Hondius/Purchas

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1625 (circa)

Publication: Purchas His Pilgrimes

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.5 inches
19.1 x 14 cm

Originally published in Hondius' Atlas Minor, this charming small map of central and western Mexico is filled with interesting detail. Mexico City is located on the banks of a large lake, and numerous gold and silver mines are scattered across the map. Strapwork title cartouche and scale of miles. English text, both below and on verso, provides fascinating reading about the New World.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/21/2006

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