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Auction 173, Lot 179

"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.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a clean, bright sheet.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/5/2019