Auction 136, Lot 374

"Parte della Nuova Spagna, o' del Mexico doue sono le Provincie di Guadalaira Xalisco Mecoacan e Mexico…", Coronelli, Vicenzo Maria

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1690 (circa)

Publication: Atlante Veneto

Color: Black & White

Size:
23.8 x 17.8 inches
60.5 x 45.2 cm

This scarce and superbly decorative map of western and central Mexico covers from Xiamora to Acapulco and includes Mexico City and Guadalajara along with cities, towns, mines, missions and Indian villages. Notations in the mountains north of Mexico City describe the rich deposits of silver and other annotations describe the manners and customs of the Indians. The active volcano at Popocatepec (Popocatzin) is vividly erupting in the lower right corner. Coronelli, a Franciscan priest, was a highly respected cartographer & globe maker. Largely through his religious connections, Coronelli had access to geographical information from the expeditions exploring the southwestern regions of North America. This map is decorated with an elaborate title cartouche with mythological figures and an equally attractive cartouche for the scale of miles.

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Condition: A

Nice example with a few tiny stains in the image. Slight crease in lower portion of image near centerfold.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $550

Closed on 6/1/2011

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