Auction 157, Lot 356

"Yucatan Conventus Iuridici Hispaniae Novae pars Occidentalis, et Guatimala Conventus Iuridicus", Blaeu, Johannes

Subject: Mexico & Central America

Period: 1663 (circa)

Publication: Le Grand Atlas

Color: Hand Color

20.6 x 16.4 inches
52.3 x 41.7 cm

This decorative map covers from Mexico City to Panama City and extends to include part of Cuba. Cozumel is named, as is the island of Grand Cayman. Lake Nicaragua is presented on an east-west orientation. The map is ornamented with a lovely cartouche surrounded with cherubs and exotic fruit, and five ships sail the sea. This map is quite rare as it was only published in Blaeu's Atlas Maior. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #9550:2.

Condition: B+

Full original color with light printer's ink residue, some show-through of text on verso, minor creasing adjacent to centerfold, and marginal soiling.

Estimate: $900 - $1,100

Sold for: $650

Closed on 5/4/2016