Auction 170, Lot 342

"Hispaniae Novae Nova Descriptio", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1628 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Black & White

7.5 x 5.3 inches
19.1 x 13.5 cm

A small map of central and western Mexico based on the cartography of Ortelius. Mexico City is located on the banks of a large, hourglass-shaped lake and numerous gold and silver mines are scattered across the map. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius. Lovely calligraphy, decorative title cartouche, and scale of miles embellish the page. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9510:352.1.

Condition: A

An excellent, early impression with some archivally repaired tears in the right blank margin and a few pencil marks in the blank margins.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $60

Closed on 11/14/2018