Auction 129, Lot 357

"Le Nouveau Mexique, avec la Partie Septentrionale de l'Ancien, ou de la Nouvelle Espagne", Bonne, Rigobert

Subject: Southern United States and Mexico

Period: 1780 (circa)

Publication: Raynal's Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre

Color: Black & White

Size:
12.5 x 8.3 inches
31.8 x 21.1 cm

This small and attractive map details the region from West Florida through California and northern Mexico. In Texas, there is a city named Texas and a notation concerning the death of the explorer La Salle. 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 map is filled with place names and Indian villages, particularly in today's Arizona and New Mexico.

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Condition: A

This example is on very thick hand laid paper. There are a couple tiny spots. The apparent darkening along centerfold is actually from the backstrap on verso, not toning. Beautiful, early impression.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Unsold

Closed on 9/23/2009

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