Auction 159, Lot 318

"De Landschappen Tabasco en Iucatan Tussen de Golf van Mexico en de Zuyd Zee Gelegen", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Mexico & Central America

Period: 1707 (circa)

Publication: Naauwkeurige Versameling der Gedenk-Waardigste Zee en Landreysen…

Color: Hand Color

9 x 6 inches
22.9 x 15.2 cm

This finely engraved map of southern Mexico and part of Central America down to Nicaragua was designed to illustrate the expedition of Spanish Conquistador Gil Gonzalez Davila. From 1522-24, Gonzalez made his way through Costa Rica, Nicaragua, and Honduras, baptizing Natives and acquiring sizeable amounts of pearls and gold. The title cartouche includes a Native with a bow with others seining for fish. This map was published in Van der Aa's compilation of early voyages of exploration.

References: Kapp (MCC-103) #27; cf. Shirley (BL Atlases) G.AA-1a #50.

Condition: A

A dark, crisp impression issued folding with a hint of offsetting. Minor toning and soiling in blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/14/2016