Auction 157, Lot 343

"Le Nouveau Mexique, avec la Partie Septentrionale de l'Ancien ou de la Nouvelle Espagne", Bonne, Rigobert

Subject: Southern United States & Mexico

Period: 1783 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
12.5 x 8.4 inches
31.8 x 21.3 cm

This small and attractive map details the region from West Florida through California and northern Mexico. In Texas, there is a city named Texas and a notation concerning the death of the explorer La Salle. There is excellent detail, particularly of the Jesuit missions in Mexico and the Southwest. In present-day Arizona, the Gila River is named Rio de los Apostolos. The map is filled with place names and Indian villages, particularly in today's Arizona and New Mexico. The Baja peninsula is wildly misshapen. Engraved by Andre.

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Condition: A

A crisp impression on a sturdy watermarked sheet.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 5/4/2016

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