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Auction 188, Lot 260

"Hispania Nova", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Western Mexico

Period: 1610 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.4 x 5.6 inches
18.8 x 14.2 cm
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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.

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

Condition: A

A dark impression with marginal foxing and a small worm hole along the neatline at top left. The title and page number are printed partially within the top border.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/22/2022