Auction 149, Lot 320

"Nova Hispania", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Texas & Mexico

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum…

Color: Black & White

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: B+

There are a few tiny spots in the image, faint toning, and minor damp stains confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $110

Closed on 5/21/2014