Auction 139, Lot 295

"Mexicque, ou Nouvelle Espagne, Nouvlle. Gallice, Iucatan &c. et autres Provinces jusques a l'Isthme de Panama; ou sont les Audiences de Mexico, de Guadalaiara, et de Guatimala", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Central America

Period: 1656 (dated)

Publication: Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde

Color: Hand Color

22 x 14.8 inches
55.9 x 37.6 cm

This important map covers most of Mexico through the Gulf of Panama and includes parts of Cuba and Florida. It is finely engraved to show major cities, rivers and lakes. The Spanish colonial audiencias are delineated with dotted lines. Engraved by Somer and embellished with a bold title cartouche.

References: Kapp (MCC-103) #10.

Condition: B+

There are a few minor spots, else very good.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000

Sold for: $600

Closed on 2/15/2012