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Matthias Quad - Johann Bussemachaer:  Hispaniae Novae Sive Magnae Vera Descriptio

Maps of Mexico

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Title: Hispaniae Novae Sive Magnae Vera Descriptio

Map Maker: Matthias Quad -  Johann Bussemachaer

Place / Date: Cologne / 1600 ca

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 11.5 x 8.5 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $395.00

Inventory ID: 54115


One of the earliest obtainable separately published maps of Mexico, based on the work of Abraham Ortelius.

The map is filled with early place names for towns, rivers, mines, mountains, etc.  Text at lower right gives information about places numbered on map, text at upper right gives information about the whole country. Both texts are in Latin, with strapwork borders.

Quad's map of Mexico is among the earliest obtainable modern maps of Mexico, which was first mapped by Ruscelli in 1561 and later refined by Ortelius in the following decade.  Quad's work is relatively scarce on the market, by comparison to other maps of the late 16th Century, and is packed full of detail and information.


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