"Hispaniae Novae sive Magnae Vera Descriptio", Quad, Matthias von Kinckelbach
Period: 1600 (circa)
Color: Black & White
11.4 x 8.2 inches
29 x 20.8 cm
This is a boldly engraved map of Mexico, based on Ortelius' map that was the prototype map of the region. It covers the Pacific coast from present-day Acapulco to about Mazatlan and inland to Mexico City, which is situated on a large lake. It is densely engraved with place names and shows the mining districts northwest of Mexico City. Two large cartouches contain Latin text describing the country and its history, while a smaller cartouche contains the title. Engraved by Johannes Bussemacher. German text on verso.
A dark impression on a watermarked sheet with one tiny rust spot in the image at top left, and very short centerfold separations in the blank margins.