Auction 99, Lot 258

"Nova Hispania, et Nova Galicia", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Mexico

Period: 1647 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19 x 13.6 inches
48.3 x 34.5 cm

Fabulous, decorative map of the central and 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 ornament the Pacific and armadillos decorate the scale of miles cartouche. Superlative example of Dutch cartography.

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Condition: A

Lovely original color with slight oxidation in key cartouche.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $475

Closed on 6/12/2002

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