Auction 156, Lot 344

"Yucatan (Partie de la Nouvelle Espagne) et Guatimala, dans l'Amerique Septentrionale...", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Central America

Period: 1729 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.3 x 11.3 inches
36.3 x 28.7 cm

This decorative map covers the region from Mexico City to Panama City and extends to include part of Cuba, and is based on Blaeu's map of the Yucatan peninsula. Cozumel is named, and Lake Nicaragua is presented on an east-west orientation. This map is adorned with an allegorical title cartouche featuring a volcano, natives (one of whom is holding a parasol for a European), and Neptune and his entourage in the background.

References:

Condition: B+

A dark impression on watermarked paper with attractive color and moderate printer's ink residue.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/17/2016

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