Auction 157, Lot 357

"Nouvelle Espagne, Nouvelle Galice, et Guatimala, dans l'Amerique Septentrionale...", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Mexico & Central America

Period: 1729 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14 x 11.4 inches
35.6 x 29 cm

This decorative map of Central America depicts the majority of Mexico through Costa Rica, and extends to include part of the southern coastline of the US to Florida and Cuba. Cities, rivers, mountains and even volcanoes are illustrated. The title cartouche features a large architectural structure surmounted by weaponry, with Native Indians trading with a European on the right and a sailing ship in the background.

References:

Condition: A

A dark, crisp impression on watermarked paper with light printer's ink residue and a hint of toning along centerfold.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 5/4/2016

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