Auction 121, Lot 336

"Yucatan Conventus Iuridici Hispaniae Novae Pars Occidentalis, et Guatimala Conventus Iuridicus", Blaeu/Mortier

Subject: Mexico and Central America

Period: 1706 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.5 x 16.3 inches
52.1 x 41.4 cm

This decorative map covers from Mexico City to Panama and extends to include part of Cuba. Cozumel is named, as is the island of Grand Cayman. The map has a lovely cartouche surrounded with cherubs and exotic fruit, and five lovely ships sail the sea. This map was initially published by Blaeu in 1662; this is the later edition with the imprint of Pierre Mortier.

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Condition: A

A nice impression on a strong sheet with attractive color. There are a couple tiny wormholes in the map that have been expertly filled.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,400

Sold for: $750

Closed on 9/26/2007

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