Auction 122, Lot 346

"Mexico, or New Spain; in which the Motions of Cortes may be traced", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Southwestern United States & Mexico

Period: 1777 (dated)

Publication: Robertson's History of America

Color: Black & White

15.4 x 11 inches
39.1 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. From New Mexico to Louisiana is "Great Space of Land Unknown." The small Texas settlement of Cenis is near the New Kingdm. of Leon. Inset shows Mexico City on the large Lake of Mexico. Finely engraved with a decorative title cartouche and compass rose.

References: Wheat (TMW) #172.

Condition: A+

An excellent example, issued folded, now flattened.

Estimate: $220 - $275

Sold for: $375

Closed on 12/5/2007