Auction 153, Lot 347

"Mexico oder Neu Spanien zu Campens Entdekkung von America", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Southwestern United States & Mexico

Period: 1781 (circa)

Publication: Die Entdeckung von Amerika

Color: Hand Color

Size:
12.3 x 7.9 inches
31.2 x 20.1 cm

This attractive German version of Kitchen's map of Mexico and the Southwest was published in a German edition of Robertson's History of America. The coastline extends from Pt. Conception in the west to New Orleans in the east. The map is well delineated with numerous Indian villages, the location of missions, and topography. Texas is called Cenis. Inset at lower left shows Mexico City on the large Mexicanis Cher See. Finely engraved with a simple title cartouche and a small, but elegant compass rose.

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Condition: B+

A dark impression, issued folding with some minor creasing. There are two tiny tears and a 1" tear at top right that have been archivally repaired. A chip in right blank margin has also been repaired, with a minor amount of neatline replaced in facsimile.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 5/20/2015

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