Nova Hispania et Nova Galicia By: Hendrik Hondius / Jan Jansson 1638
Nova Hispania et Nova Galicia By: Hendrik Hondius / Jan Jansson 1638
Nova Hispania et Nova Galicia By: Hendrik Hondius / Jan Jansson 1638
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1638 Nova Hispania et Nova Galicia

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By: Hendrik Hondius / Jan Jansson

Date: 1638 (circa) Amsterdam

Dimensions: 13.75 x 19 inches (35 x 48.25 cm)

One of the more iconic maps of Mexico to come out of the "golden age" of 17th century Dutch mapmaking. This example was originally produced by Hendrik Hondius and continued to be printed after his death by Jan Jansson. 

The map presents much of central Mexico to the Pacific coast from the present-day Acapulco, north of Puerto Vallarta to Mazatlán. Important cities of the era such a Guadalajara, Morelia, Colima, and of course, Mexico City are identified in red. In the central mountainous region, one can find several diamond symbols indicating the approximate location of gold and silver mines.  Additionally, there is a note in Latin proclaiming large amounts of silver to be found in the region. 

This remarkable map is easily identifiable from later printings by the Blaeu family by the elaborate calligraphy in the Pacific, which reads "Sinus Mexicanus," and descriptive Latin text at top center. The map is further embellished with a galleon at full sail, a sea monster or whale, a cherub and pair of armadillos atop and explanation of notes, and a large, ornate title cartouche. 

Latin text on verso.

Condition: This map is in A condition with original outline color and full margins on all sides. The paper is slightly darkened with age, but still hold great eye-appeal.    

Inventory #12079

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