Auction 127, Lot 372

"Yucatan Conventus Iuridici Hispaniae Novae Pars Occidentalis, et Guatimala Conventus Iuridicus", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: Mexico and Central America

Period: 1662 (circa)

Publication: Le Grand Atlas ou Cosmographie Blauiane…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.5 x 16.5 inches
52.1 x 41.9 cm

This decorative map covers from Mexico City to Panama and extends to include part of Cuba. Cozumel is named, as is the island of Grand Cayman. L. de Nicaragua is presented on an east-west orientation. The map is ornamented with a lovely cartouche surrounded with cherubs and exotic fruit, and five ships sail the sea.

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Condition: B

There is some faint offsetting and a small repaired hole just below the ship closest to the cartouche. The centerfold has been repaired with tissue on verso.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,300

Sold for: $650

Closed on 2/25/2009

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