"Hispania Nova", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: Western Mexico
Period: 1610 (published)
Publication: Atlas Minor
Color: Hand Color
7.3 x 5.6 inches
18.5 x 14.2 cm
Lovely small map of central and western Mexico. It locates many cities and features including Mexico City on the shore of a large unnamed lake, Guadalajara, Ocomo, Tetitlan, Chapalicu Mare (Lake Chapala), as well as numerous gold and silver mines. Strapwork title cartouche and scale of miles balance two diagonal corners. The ocean is fully engraved in moiré. Latin text on verso.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9510:351.
A nice impression on a bright sheet of watermarked paper with light toning along the edges of the sheet.