Auction 153, Lot 363

"Carte de l'Empire du Mexique pour l'Histoire Generale des Voyages...", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Central Mexico

Period: 1754 (dated)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.6 x 8.4 inches
29.5 x 21.3 cm

This is a finely engraved map of central Mexico that reaches from Durango and Tamaulipas in the north to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in the south. Mexico City is located on the shores of a large lake. There is fine topographical detail and a number of place names. A decorative rococo-style title cartouche with a distance scale below the title adorns the bottom left corner.

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Condition: B+

A crisp impression on a watermarked sheet with some light scattered foxing primarily confined to the blank margins and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $75

Closed on 5/20/2015

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