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Auction 154, Lot 301

"Hispaniae Novae sive Magnae Vera Descriptio", Quad, Matthias von Kinckelbach

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1608 (circa)

Publication: Fasciculus Geographicus...

Color: Black & White

11.5 x 8.3 inches
29.2 x 21.1 cm

This is a boldly engraved map of Mexico, based on Ortelius' map that was the prototype map of the region. It covers the Pacific coast from present-day Acapulco to about Mazatlan and inland to Mexico City, which is situated on a large lake. It is densely engraved with place names and shows the mining districts northwest of Mexico City. Two large cartouches contain Latin text describing the country and its history, while a smaller cartouche contains the title. Engraved by Johannes Bussemacher. Latin text on verso.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #240-84.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with minor toning, faint show-through of text on verso, and a couple small, unobtrusive spots.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/16/2015