Catalog Archive
Auction 95, Lot 188

"Culiacanae, Americae Regionis Descriptio [on sheet with] Hispanoliae, Cubae, Aliarumque Insularum Circumiacientium, Delineato", Ortelius, Abraham

Subject: Mexico and the Caribbean

Period: 1581-87 (published)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Black & White

19.2 x 13.7 inches
48.8 x 34.8 cm
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Two great maps within one border. First covers the region of western Mexico around Culiacan and the second is of the Greater Antilles. This important map is the first detailed map of the Caribbean and one of the first to detail western Mexico. Includes an interesting error in that the Tropic of Cancer is incorrectly labeled the Tropic of Capricorn. French text on verso with page number 7.

References: Van den Broecke #14.

Condition: A

A nice impression with faint toning along center fold.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,200

Sold for: $800

Closed on 6/13/2001