Auction 127, Lot 371

"Audience de Guatimala", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Mexico and Central America

Period: 1662 (published)

Publication: L'Amerique en Plusiers Cartes…

Color: Hand Color

11 x 7.3 inches
27.9 x 18.5 cm

Lovely map that illustrates the region of Central America from the Yucatan to the Gulf of Panama. It is nicely detailed, although much of the topography is still incorrect. Lago de Nicaragua is oriented in an east-west direction. This is the second state with Pierre Mariette imprint and the 20 year privilege. The title is set within an unusual, octagon cartouche.

References: Kapp (MCC-103) #11, plt. IV.

Condition: B+

There are a few light spots in the map.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $160

Closed on 2/25/2009