Auction 148, Lot 344

"Nova Hispania", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Mexico & Texas

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Hand Color

5.2 x 3.9 inches
13.2 x 9.9 cm

A handsome small map of Mexico and southern Texas, noting numerous rivers and towns, including Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Veracruz (Cruz). The R. de Palmas is approximately where the current border lies between Mexico and Texas, and the R. Escondido is believed to be the Nueces River. Adorned with a decorative cartouche incorporating the distance scale. French text on verso.

References: Burden #186; King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9510:342.

Condition: A

A fine impression with minor show-through of text on verso and a damp stain in bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/19/2014