"Carte de l'Empire du Mexique pour l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Central Mexico
Period: 1754 (dated)
Publication: Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
11.6 x 8.3 inches
29.5 x 21.1 cm
This is a finely engraved map of central Mexico that reaches from Durango and Tamaulipas in the north to the Isthmus of Tehuantepec in the south. Mexico City is located on the shores of a large lake. There is fine topographical detail and a number of place names. A decorative rococo-style title cartouche with a distance scale below the title adorns the bottom left corner.
A nice impression on watermarked paper, issued folding with a hint of offsetting and moderate toning and soiling confined to the blank margins.