Auction 160, Lot 362

"Hispaniae Novae Nova Descriptio", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1651 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.6 x 5.3 inches
19.3 x 13.5 cm

A small map of central and western Mexico based on the cartography of Ortelius. Mexico City is located on the banks of a large, hourglass-shaped lake and numerous gold and silver mines are scattered across the map. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius. Lovely calligraphy, decorative title cartouche and scale of miles embellish the page. German text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9510:352.1.

Condition: A

Nice impression and color with minor show-through of text on verso and foxing primarily confined to the blank margins..

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/16/2016

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