Auction 124, Lot 306

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

Subject: Southwest 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. The area from New Mexico to Louisiana is named as "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: B+

Issued folding, now flat. Some faint offsetting. An expertly performed paper repair to a fold is on verso.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $190

Closed on 5/7/2008