Auction 136, Lot 377

"Iucatana Regio et Fondura", Wytfliet, Cornelis

Subject: Mexico and Central America

Period: 1597 (circa)

Publication: Descriptionis Ptolemaicae Augmentum

Color: Black & White

Size:
11 x 9 inches
27.9 x 22.9 cm

This fascinating map is from the first printed atlas relating exclusively to America. The map covers the Yucatan peninsula and Central America. Several over-sized rivers and lakes are prominently shown. A spurious R. Grande flows from a large lake in present-day Guatemala. Lake Nicaragua and the San Juan River are the dominant features in Central America. Another wide river nearly bisects the isthmus near Panama City.

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Condition: B+

Minor toning along fold and some damp stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $500

Closed on 6/1/2011

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