Auction 96, Lot 208

"Hispania Nova", Wytfliet, Cornelis

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1597-1615 (published)

Publication: Descriptionis Ptolemaicae augmentum

Color: Black & White

11.3 x 9 inches
28.7 x 22.9 cm

This is one of the earliest maps of the American southwest and Mexico, including the southern part of present-day Texas, here called Floridae Pars, with the Rio Grande, here named R. de Palmas. The map concentrates on the Spanish area of influence and is one of nineteen regional maps of the Americas contained in Wytfliet's atlas, which was the first devoted exclusively to the New World. Stipple engraved seas, calligraphy and a decorative title cartouche.

References: Burden 105; Martin & Martin, p. 75;

Condition: A+

A fine, dark impression in superb condition.

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,300

Sold for: $900

Closed on 9/12/2001