Auction 130, Lot 339

"Nova Hispania Nova Galicia Guatimala", Montanus, Arnoldus

Subject: Central America

Period: 1671 (published)

Publication: De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld: Van America…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.8 x 11.3 inches
35.1 x 28.7 cm

This well-engraved map, based on the cartography of Hessel Gerritsz, includes Mexico through Costa Rica with nice detail. It also includes the U.S. Gulf coast, southwest Florida and a bit of Cuba with less detail. The large pictorial cartouche depicts Native Americans loading goods for a European merchant.

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Condition: A

There are two, tiny worm holes repaired in the blank margin.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/2/2009

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