"Hispaniae Novae Nova Descriptio", Mercator, Gerard
Period: 1628 (circa)
Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…
Color: Hand Color
19.1 x 13.8 inches
48.5 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, published between 1628-33.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #9510:1.1.
A crisp impression with full original color on watermarked paper and minor printer's ink residue. There is light toning along the edges of the sheet and a few tiny edge tears.