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Auction 172, Lot 296

"Yucatan Conventus Iuridici Hispaniae Novae Pars Occidentalis, et Guatimala Conventus Iuridicus", Blaeu/Covens & Mortier

Subject: Southern Mexico & Central America

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Nouveau

Color: Hand Color

20.4 x 16.3 inches
51.8 x 41.4 cm
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This decorative map covers from Mexico City to Panama City and extends to include part of Cuba. Cozumel is named, as is the island of Grand Cayman. Lake Nicaragua is presented on an east-west orientation. The map is ornamented with a lovely cartouche surrounded with cherubs and exotic fruit, and five ships sail the sea.

References: Kapp (MCC-103) #35.

Condition: B+

Contemporary color in the map with later color in the decorative elements, on sturdy paper with a "WM" watermark. There is faint offsetting, very light toning, and an extraneous crease adjacent to the centerfold.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $200

Closed on 4/17/2019