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Auction 161, Lot 401

"Hispaniae Novae Nova Descriptio", Mercator, Gerard

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1628 (circa)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.1 x 13.8 inches
48.5 x 35.1 cm
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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.

Condition: A

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.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/8/2017

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