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Auction 188, Lot 254

"[Lot of 2] Mexico, or New Spain; in Which the Motions of Cortes May Be Traced... [and] Map of the Countries on the South Sea, from Panama to Guayquil...", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: Southwestern United States, Mexico, Central America, Northwestern South America

Period: 1795 (dated)

Publication: Robertson's History of America

Color: Black & White

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A. Mexico, or New Spain; in Which the Motions of Cortes May Be Traced..., (15.0 x 11.0"). This is a very attractive map of the American Southwest and Mexico. California is labeled New Albion with no detail outside of a few coastal place names. The region of present-day Arizona and New Mexico is well delineated with numerous Indian villages and the locations of missions. The area from New Mexico to Louisiana is named as "Great Space of Land Unknown." The small Texas settlement of Cenis is near the New Kingdm. of Leon. An inset shows Mexico City on the large Lake of Mexico. Finely engraved with a decorative title cartouche and compass rose. Published by W. Strahan and T. Cadell. Reference: Wheat (TMW) #172. Condition: Issued folding with faint offsetting and a binder's trim at lower right that has been replaced with old paper. (A)

B Map of the Countries on the South Sea, from Panama to Guayquil..., (9.5 x 14.6"). A crisp copper engraved map of northwestern South America that includes portions of Colombia, Ecudaor, and Panama. Extends south to below Cape Blanco and Colan. Filled with details and place names, watersheds and topographical information. Decorated by a rococo-style title cartouche with distance scale. Condition: Issued folding with light offsetting and a few faint spots. (B+)

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Estimate: $300 - $375

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Closed on 6/22/2022

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