Auction 97, Lot 230

"Hispaniae Novae Nova Descriptio", Mercator/Cloppenburgh

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.1 x 7.4 inches
25.7 x 18.8 cm

Lovely small map of central and western Mexico. Mexico City located on the banks of a large, hourglass-shaped, lake and numerous gold and silver mines are scattered across the map. Strapwork title cartouche and scale of miles. French text on verso.

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Condition: A

Tear into border at right, repaired with archival tape. Minor mat burn in margin.

Estimate: $240 - $275

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/5/2001

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