Auction 142, Lot 312

"Mexique ou Nouvelle Espagne, Suivant les Nouvelles Observations de Messrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences, ect...", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Central America

Period: 1710 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.8 x 8.8 inches
30 x 22.4 cm

A finely engraved map covering nearly all of Mexico and Central America to northern Costa Rica. The map depicts the new conquests made by the Spanish in Mexico and Central America, and is filled with place names and topographical details. A lovely pictorial cartouche depicts a conquistador subjugating two natives on the left, and Neptune riding his chariot along the coastline on the right, with a spouting whale and ships in the background.

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Condition: A

A nice impression.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 11/28/2012

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