Auction 149, Lot 319

"Messico o Nuova Spagna Dove si Possono Rintracciare i Movimenti di Cortes...", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Western United States & Mexico

Period: 1795 (circa)

Publication: Storia d'America del De. Robertson

Color: Black & White

14.9 x 11.2 inches
37.8 x 28.4 cm

This is an Italian edition of Kitchin's map of the American Southwest and Mexico. California is labeled "Nuovo Albione" (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 "Grande Spazio di Terra Incognita" (Great Space of Land Unknown). The small Texas settlement of Cenis is near the "Nuovo Regno ni Leon" (New Kingdom of Leon). An inset shows Mexico City on the large Lake of Mexico. Finely engraved with a decorative title cartouche and compass rose.

References: cf. Wheat (TMW) #172.

Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with light offsetting and a binding trim and short binding tear confined to the lower right blank margin.

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $170

Closed on 5/21/2014