Auction 133, Lot 292

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

Subject: Western United States & Mexico

Period: 1777 (dated)

Publication: Robertson's History of America

Color: Black & White

Size:
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. This map was originally published in 1777, this being the 1795 edition by W. Strahan and T. Cadell.

References: Wheat (TMW) #172.

Condition: A

Very nice example with some very light offsetting otherwise fine.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $275

Closed on 9/1/2010

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