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Auction 135, Lot 343

"Carte du Mexique ou de la Nouvelle Espagne ou l'on Peut Suivre les Mouvemens des Costes", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Western United States & Mexico

Period: 1778 (circa)

Publication: Histoire de L'Amerique

Color: Hand Color

15 x 11.2 inches
38.1 x 28.4 cm

This is a French version of Kitchin's Mexico or New Spain in which the Motions of Cortes may be traced. It covers the region from Louisiane to Nouvelle Albion and all of Mexico except the Yucantan peninsula. 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 labeled Grand Espace de Terre inconnue (Great Space of Land Unknown). An inset shows Mexico City on the large Lake of Mexico. Finely engraved by Benard with a decorative title cartouche and compass rose.

References: cf Wheat (TMW) #172.

Condition: B+

Issued folded, now flattened with a minor, repaired binding tear in the border at right.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/16/2011