Auction 149, Lot 325

"Hispaniae Novae Nova Descriptio", Mercator/Cloppenburgh

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1676 (published)

Publication: Nieuwe en Beknopte Uytbeeldinge en Vertooning de Gantscher Aerdbodem...

Color: Black & White

10.1 x 7.4 inches
25.7 x 18.8 cm

Lovely small map of central and western Mexico. Mexico City is located on the banks of a large, hourglass-shaped lake, and numerous gold and silver mines are scattered across the map. A note appears under a cluster of mountains in the unengraved northern part of the map: His montibus maxima argenti copia effoditur (roughly: "In these mountains, the largest sum of silver was excavated"). Adorned by a strapwork title cartouche.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9510:353:31.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with just a few small spots within the map image.

Estimate: $130 - $170


Closed on 5/21/2014