Auction 139, Lot 294

"Hispania Nova", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Western Mexico

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8 x 6 inches
20.3 x 15.2 cm

Lovely small map of central and western Mexico. It locates many cities and features including Mexico City on the shore of a large unnamed lake, Guadalajara, Ocomo, Tetitlan, Chapalicu Mare (Lake Chapala), as well as numerous gold and silver mines. Strapwork title cartouche and scale of miles balance two diagonal corners. The ocean is fully engraved in moiré. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.

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Condition: A

Marginal soiling. Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins.

Estimate: $180 - $240

Unsold

Closed on 2/15/2012

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