Auction 93, Lot 158

"Nova Hispania, et Nova Galicia", Jansson

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1647 (published)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

19 x 13.6 inches
48.3 x 34.5 cm

Fabulous, decorative map of the western coastal regions of Mexico, based on Ortelius. Mexico City is situated on a large lake below the elaborate title cartouche of the Royal Spanish Arms. Several gold and silver mines are located in the central region. A galleon and sea monster adorn the Pacific and armadillos decorate the scale of miles cartouche. Superlative example of Dutch cartography. $550 RESERVE


Condition: A

Stunning original color. A few minor spots in margins and a slight crease, else fine.

Estimate: $700 - $750

Sold for: $700

Closed on 12/6/2000