Auction 146, Lot 283

"Hispaniae Novae Nova Descriptio", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1631 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.2 inches
19.1 x 13.2 cm

A small map of central and western Mexico based on the cartography of Ortelius. Mexico City is located on the banks of a large, hourglass-shaped lake and numerous gold and silver mines are scattered across the map. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius. Lovely calligraphy, decorative title cartouche and scale of miles embellish the page. Related German text on verso.

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Condition: A

A fine impression with attractive color.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/4/2013

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