Auction 122, Lot 363

"Nova Hispania, Nova Galicia, Guatimala", Gerritsz/De Laet

Subject: Mexico and Central America

Period: 1630 (published)

Publication: Nieuwe Wereldt ofte Beschrijvinghe van West-Indien…

Color: Hand Color

14.2 x 11 inches
36.1 x 27.9 cm

This fine map is the work of Hessel Gerritsz, one of the most important Dutch cartographers of the 17th century. Most of his work exists only in manuscript and these maps, published by De Laet, are the only Gerritsz maps available to the collector today. The map includes Mexico through Costa Rica with considerable detail. Large strapwork cartouche incorporates the title and distance scales. Further decorated with a lovely compass rose.


Condition: B+

Top margin professionally restored using the leaf casting method, making for an invisible repair. The upper left corner neatline has been replaced by skilled facsimile.

Estimate: $850 - $950

Sold for: $650

Closed on 12/5/2007