Auction 125, Lot 332

"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 misshapen. Four distance scales at upper left.

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Condition: A

A good impression on a strong sheet with a little minor toning. Damp stains in the top margin. Hinge remnants on verso.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/24/2008

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