Auction 135, Lot 346

"Yucatan Conventus Iuridici Hispaniae Novae Pars Occidentalis, et Guatimala Conventus Iuridicus", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: Mexico and Central America

Period: 1662 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.5 x 16.5 inches
52.1 x 41.9 cm

This decorative map covers from Mexico City to Panama City and extends to include part of Cuba. Cozumel is named, as is the island of Grand Cayman. Lake Nicaragua is presented on an east-west orientation. The map is ornamented with a lovely cartouche surrounded with cherubs and exotic fruit, and five ships sail the sea.

References:

Condition: B+

Dark impression with original color. There is some oxidation of the green color but the paper is still supple and sturdy. There are minor damp stains, repairs, and Arabic writing in the blank margins, none near the map.

Estimate: $650 - $800

Sold for: $400

Closed on 2/16/2011

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