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Auction 181, Lot 320

"Hispania Nova", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Western Mexico

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Black & White

7.3 x 5.5 inches
18.5 x 14 cm

Lovely small map of central and western Mexico. It locates many cities and features including Mexico City on the shore of a large unnamed lake, Guadalajara, Ocomo, Tetitlan, Chapalicu Mare (Lake Chapala), as well as numerous gold and silver mines. Strapwork title cartouche and scale of miles balance two diagonal corners. The ocean is fully engraved in moiré. Latin text on verso, published in the first edition of the Atlas Minor.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9510:351.

Condition: A

A nice impression on a bright sheet with a few minor spots, only one of which appears in the map image. There is an old, faded stamp in the bottom right corner of the sheet.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $85

Closed on 2/10/2021