"Hispaniae Novae Nova Descriptio", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: Western Mexico
Period: 1619 (published)
Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…
Color: Hand Color
19.3 x 13.9 inches
49 x 35.3 cm
This handsome map depicts the central and western coastal regions of Mexico. It covers the Pacific coast from present-day Acapulco to about Mazatlan and inland to Mexico City, which is situated on a large lake. Several gold and silver mines are located in the central region. The map is beautifully embellished with three ornate strapwork cartouches, a sailing ship, and a sea monster. French text on verso.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #9510:1.1.
A crisp impression on a clean, bright sheet.