Auction 130, Lot 325

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

Subject: United States & Mexico

Period: 1777 (dated)

Publication: Robertson's History of America

Color: Hand Color

15 x 11.3 inches
38.1 x 28.7 cm

This is a very attractive map of the American Southwest and Mexico. California is labeled 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. An 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 folded, now flattened with some folds reinforced with light tissue on verso. A binding tear, closed with archival tape on verso, just barely enters the right side of the map.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $240

Closed on 12/2/2009