Auction 168, Lot 333

"Temistitan", Porcacchi, Tomaso

Subject: Mexico City, Mexico

Period: 1620 (published)

Publication: L'Isole piu Famose del Mondo

Color: Black & White

5.6 x 4.1 inches
14.2 x 10.4 cm

This lovely bird's-eye plan of Mexico City depicts the center of the city as a large island in a lake surrounded by smaller islands with houses and fortifications and bridges. The map is set within a page of Italian text (7.9 x 11.6") with Italian text on verso as well. The text describes the geography and history of the great Aztec capital. Engraved by Girolamo Porro.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 57-59 and frontispiece; Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #191-37.

Condition: B+

There is a small worm hole in map image at bottom. There is some marginal soiling and damp stains along the sheet's edges.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $170

Closed on 6/6/2018