Auction 170, Lot 340

"Nouvelle Espagne, Nouvelle Galice, et Guatimala, dans l'Amerique Septentrionale...", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Mexico & Central America

Period: 1729 (circa)

Publication: La Galerie Agreable du Monde...

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14 x 11.3 inches
35.6 x 28.7 cm

This decorative map of Central America depicts the majority of Mexico through Costa Rica, and extends to include part of the southern coastline of the US to Florida and Cuba. Cities, rivers, mountains and even volcanoes are illustrated. The title cartouche features a large architectural structure surmounted by weaponry, with Native Indians trading with a European on the right and a sailing ship in the background.

References:

Condition: A

A dark impression on paper with wide margins and a fleur-de-lis coat of arms watermark, some printer's ink residue, a few minor printer's creases, and a few tiny abrasions.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $200

Closed on 11/14/2018

Archived