Auction 119, Lot 368

"Le Nouveau Mexique, avec la Partie Septentrionale de l'Ancien, ou de la Nouvelle Espagne", Bonne, Rigobert

Subject: United States & Mexico

Period: 1780 (circa)

Publication: Raynal's Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre

Color: Black & White

Size:
12.6 x 8.4 inches
32 x 21.3 cm

This attractive map covers the region from western Florida through California and northern Mexico and is filled with place names. In Texas there is a city named Texas and a notation concerning the death of the French explorer, La Salle. There is excellent detail, particularly of the Jesuit missions in Mexico and the Southwest. In present day Arizona, the Gila River is named Rio de los Apostolos. The Baja Peninsula is wildly mis-shapen. Four distance scales at upper left.

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Condition: A

Near fine example with dark impression and wide margins printed on a thick sheet of hand-laid paper. There are a few very tiny (pin sized) holes in blank margins well away from map image.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $160

Closed on 5/9/2007

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