Auction 171, Lot 318

"Hispania Nova", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Western Mexico

Period: 1610 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

Condition: A

A nice impression on a bright sheet of watermarked paper with light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $90

Closed on 2/6/2019

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