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Auction 174, Lot 270

"Mexicque, ou Nouvelle Espagne, Nouvlle Gallice, Iucatan &c. et Autres Provinces Jusques a l'Isthme de Panama; ou sont les Audiences de Mexico, de Guadalaiara, et de Guatimala", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Mexico & Central America

Period: 1656 (dated)

Publication: Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde

Color: Hand Color

21.8 x 14.5 inches
55.4 x 36.8 cm
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This important map covers most of Mexico through the Gulf of Panama and includes parts of Cuba and Florida. It is finely engraved to show major cities, rivers and lakes. The Spanish colonial audiencias are delineated with dotted lines. Engraved by Somer and embellished with a bold title cartouche.

For more information on the partnership between Nicolas Sanson and Pierre Mariette, click here to read the article from our August 2014 Newsletter.

References: Kapp (MCC-103) #10; Pastoureau, SANSON V A [88].

Condition: A

Contemporary outline color on paper with a "C [heart] V" watermark and light toning along edges of sheet.

Estimate: $800 - $950

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/11/2019