Catalog Archive
Auction 130, Lot 326

"Messico ouvero Nuova Spagna che contiene Il Nuova Messico La California con una Parte de Paesi Adjacenti…", Zatta, Antonio

Subject: United States & Mexico

Period: 1785 (dated)

Publication: Atlante Novissimo

Color: Hand Color

15.8 x 12 inches
40.1 x 30.5 cm
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This is a decorative and detailed map of the southern part of the United States, Mexico and Central America. The map is filled with finely engraved detail throughout, particularly in Texas (Cenis), New Mexico and Arizona with lots on information on Native American tribes, missions and topography. Nuovo Leo lays in the southern portion of Texas along the Rio Grande River. The cartouche features a lovely landscape with flowers and native dwellings.

References: Wheat [TMW] #203.

Condition: B+

Very nice example with strong impression, fine color and full margins. Two large watermarks including a triple crescent moon. Slight toning at centerfold, otherwise fine.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/2/2009