Auction 150, Lot 299

"Mexico, or New Spain", Bowen & Gibson

Subject: Southern United States, Mexico & Central America

Period: 1758 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minimus

Color: Hand Color

2.5 x 3.7 inches
6.4 x 9.4 cm

This attractive little map covers the region from Florida to Arizona and all of Mexico and Central America. Despite its size, there is a lengthy note at bottom explaining that the Mexican Emperor and his subjects were "massacred & almost totally extirpated by the Conquerors." This is plate 49 (of 52) from Atlas Minimus, considered one of the most attractive miniature atlases of the 18th century.

References: King (2nd ed) p. 172.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/17/2014