Auction 140, Lot 330

"Mexico, or New Spain; in which the Motions of Cortes May Be Traced", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Western United States & Mexico

Period: 1777 (dated)

Publication: Robertson's History of America

Color: Black & White

15.3 x 11.3 inches
38.9 x 28.7 cm

This is a very attractive map of the American Southwest and Mexico. California is labeled New Albion with no detail outside of a few coastal place names. The region of present-day Arizona and New Mexico is well delineated with numerous Indian villages and the locations of missions. The area from New Mexico to Louisiana is named as "Great Space of Land Unknown." The small Texas settlement of Cenis is near the New Kingdm. of Leon. An inset shows Mexico City on the large Lake of Mexico. Finely engraved with a decorative title cartouche and compass rose. Published by W. Strahan and T. Cadell.

References: Wheat (TMW) #172.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now pressed with light offsetting. Wide margins with the exception of a binding trim at bottom right, but still ample room for framing.

Estimate: $250 - $350


Closed on 5/23/2012