Catalog Archive
Auction 167, Lot 196

"Messico o Nuova Spagna dove si Possono Rintracciare i Movimenti di Cortes", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Southwestern United States & Mexico

Period: 1777 (dated)

Publication: Storia d'America del De. Robertson

Color: Hand Color

14.3 x 10.9 inches
36.3 x 27.7 cm

This is an Italian edition of Kitchin's map of the American Southwest and Mexico. California is labeled "Nuovo Albione" (New Albion) with no detail outside of a few coastal place names. The region of present-day Arizona and New Mexico is well delineated with numerous Indian villages and the locations of missions. The area from New Mexico to Louisiana is named "Grande Spazio di Terra Incognita" (Great Space of Land Unknown). The small Texas settlement of Cenis is near the "Nuovo Regno ni Leon" (New Kingdom of Leon). An inset shows Mexico City on the large Lake of Mexico. Finely engraved with a decorative title cartouche and compass rose. Published by William Strahan and Thomas Cadell.

References: cf. Wheat (TMW) #172.

Condition: A

Issued folding on paper with the watermarks of a large lion and the initials "I W C." There is very minor soiling and the map has been professionally remargined at left with period correct paper.

Estimate: $350 - $425


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