Auction 157, Lot 358

"Hispaniae Novae Nova Descriptio", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1619 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae

Color: Hand Color

19.2 x 13.8 inches
48.8 x 35.1 cm

This handsome map depicts the central and western coastal regions of Mexico. This map of New Spain covers the Pacific coast from present-day Acapulco to about Mazatlan and inland to Mexico City, which is situated on a large lake. Several gold and silver mines are located in the central region. The map is beautifully embellished with three ornate strapwork cartouches, a sailing ship, and a sea monster. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #9510:1.1.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with full original color, light toning, and a few minute worm holes only visible when held to light.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 5/4/2016