Auction 137, Lot 413

"A Map of the Bay of Campechy [with leaf attachment] A New Voyage Round the Wold", Moll, Herman

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1698 (published)

Publication: Dampier's A New Voyage Round the World

Color: Black & White

Size:
11 x 6 inches
27.9 x 15.2 cm

This is a scarce map of the Bay of Campeche and the Yucatan Peninsula. It covers the region first explored in 1517 by Fernando de Córdoba and Antonio de Alaminos and visited by Dampier twice prior to his circumnavigations. The city of Campeche, on the west coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, derives its name from the Mayan city of Kan pech. The Sacrificious I. (Island of Sacrifices), located just offshore from Veracruz, notes the location of a prominent Aztec temple discovered by the Spanish in 1518. There are no place names along the coastline now known as Riviera Maya, but Cozumel Island is named and the city of Valladolid is located,

William Dampier (1652-1715) was a soldier, buccaneer, pirate, British navy captain and hydrographer. He was also among the most influential of travel writers. Dampier completed his first circumnavigation between 1679 and 1691, during which he was among the first group of Englishmen to land in New Holland (Australia). His memoir, A Voyage Round the World, was published in 1697, and went through three more editions during the next two years.

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Condition: B+

Very good image with just a tiny spot in the upper right portion of the image. Issued folded and now flat.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/14/2011

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