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Auction 118, Lot 418

"Mexico or New Spain etc.", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Southwestern United States & Mexico

Period: 1795 (dated)

Publication: Robertson's History of America

Color: Black & White

15 x 11 inches
38.1 x 27.9 cm

A very attractive map of the American Southwest and Mexico. California is New Albion with no detail outside of a few coastal place names. The region of present-day Arizona and New Mexico is well delineated with numerous Indian villages and the locations of missions clearly shown. From New Mexico to Louisiana is a "Great Space of Land Unknown." Texas is identified as the New Kingdom of Leon. Inset of Mexico City on the large Lake of Mexico. Finely engraved with a decorative title cartouche and compass rose. This map was originally published in 1777, this being the 1795 edition by W. Strahan and T. Cadell.

References: Wheat (TMW) 172.

Condition: B

Folding as issued with full margins on thick paper. Fine example except for offsetting.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $220

Closed on 3/6/2007