"Mexico oder Neu Spanien zu Campens Entdekkung von America [bound in] Die Entdeckung von Amerika...", Kitchin, Thomas
Subject: Southwestern United States & Mexico
Period: 1808 (published)
Color: Black & White
12.4 x 8 inches
31.5 x 20.3 cm
This attractive German version of Kitchen's map of Mexico and the Southwest was published in a German edition of Robertson's History of America. The coastline extends from Pt. Conception in the west to New Orleans in the east. The map is well delineated with numerous Indian villages, the location of missions, and topography. Texas is called Cenis. Inset at lower left shows Mexico City on the large Mexicanis Cher See. Finely engraved with a simple title cartouche and a small, but elegant compass rose. The map is still bound in Volume II of Campe's Die Entdeckung von Amerika... 264 pp., 12mo. Superbly rebound in full Sirrocco with embossed stars on covers, and title and raised bands on spine. Enclosed in a lovely clamshell case with leather title label on spine. The bookbinder's full report on repairs is pasted onto the back pastedown in the book.
The map has light soiling and several professionally repaired fold separations. The text has scattered foxing. The covers and clamshell case are in superb condition.