Auction 117, Lot 364

"Hispaniae Novae Nova Descriptio", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1628 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.3 inches
19.1 x 13.5 cm

Small map of central and western Mexico is based on Ortelius. Mexico City is 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. Lovely calligraphy, decorative title cartouche and scale of miles embellish the page. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

Light soil in blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/6/2006

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