Antique Maps of Mexico
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"Carte Reduite de la Cote du Mexique sur la Mer du Sud Depuis le Golfe Dulce jusque'au Cap Corrientes…"
Copper etching by Vicq in the name of the French King and the Department of the French Navy. It is dated 1823.
Across the top of this map we find (from left to right) profile views of Cap Corrientes, Colima (Vulcano), Mamelles de Coyuca, vulcanos in Guatemala and of the vulcano Viejo.
Although titled as coastline of Mexico, this map runs from Golfo Dulce near the Panama border along the Costa Rican, Guatemalan and Mexican Pacific coastline to San Blas, Nayarit. In other words: Pacific coastlines of Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador. Guatemala and Mexico up to San Blas, Nayarit.
The mapping of this coastline was executed by geographic scientists on two corvettes of the Spanish Armada during the year 1791: "Descubierta" and "Atrevida". This expedition was called "Malaspina Expedition" and took place under the command of Captains Alessandro Malaspina and Jose de Bustamente y Guerra during the years 1789-1794.
The expedition began in Cadiz and went to Montevideo, Falkland Islands, Santiago de Chile, Lima, Acapulco, Nootka, Alaska and then continued across the Pacific to Asia, Australia, New Zealand and back to Cadiz.
Map has some spotting in lower part and in the lower margin, but is basically very clean. Vertical centerfold.
57 x 88,5 cm (ca. 22.4 x 34.8")
Order Nr. MEXICOMAP248443
"Partie Meridionale de L'Ancien Mexique ou de la Nouvelle Espagne"
Copper engraving by Rigobert Bonne ( 1727-1794 ) published ca 1775. Hand coloring.
At the tope of the map is the
Tropic of Cancer. The map extends as far south as the
Isthmus of Panama.
Map is in Good condition with very minor signs of age and use. Vertical centerfold.
21 x 31.7 cm ( 8.2 x 12.4 ")
Order Nr. MEXICOMAP2801
"Partie Merionale de L'Ancien Mexique ou de la Nouvelle Espagne". Copper etching by Rigobert Bonne (1729-1795) for "Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre" by Guillaume Thomas Francois Raynal (1713-1796). Published 1780 in Geneva. Modern hand coloring.
This map shows the southern part of Mexico with the Tropic of Cancer in the north and reaching as far south as Colombia. In the upper left corner is a tiny piece of Baja California to be seen. Many of the small, surrounding islands are shown.
Except for uneven coloring along centerfold the map is in Almost Very Good condition.
21 x 31.9 cm ( 8.2 x 12.5 ")
Order Nr. MEXICOMAP2803
"Amerique Septentrionale en 1809"
Copper engraving showing North
and Central america as it was known in 1809.
Original hand outline coloring.
Vertical centerfold to fit original book size.
15 x 15 cm ( 5.9 x 5.9 ")
Order Nr. NORTHAMERICA242121
Copper engraving by F. Delamarche published 1832. Original outline coloring.
Map has the names of the
various Indian tribes in their respective regions. Early
Fine, clean map. Small repair on lower margin edge on the centerfold.
Map image: 27.5 x 32.5 cm ( 10.8 x 12.7"
Order Nr. NORTHAMERICA242686
"Mexique et Guatemala"
Steel engraving by Delsol after
Lemaitre for Th. Duvotenay, ca 1850.
17.7 x 23 cm ( 6.9 x 9 ")
Order nr. NORTHAMERICAMAP241544
"Spanish North America" (Mexico)
Copper etching from Thomsen's New General Atlas.
Original hand coloring.
Very good condition.
Map shows all of Mexico and South-West USA: Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Southern Rocky Mountain areas (well defined), Baja California (well defined)
Margins, especially the edges a bit browned. Otherwise good condition.
50,5 x 62 cm (ca. 20 x 24")
Order Nr. NORTHAMERICA MAP 240415
"Hispaniae novae sivae magnae, recens et vera descriptio.1579". Copper etching by Abraham Ortelius from the atlas "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum". Antwerpen, 1590. Modern hand coloring.
This early map of Mexico shows the coast of Mexico beginning with Mazatlán in the north and reaching south to Tecpan ( slightly north of Acapulco). Mexico City lies in the pink area where the two neighboring lakes are shown. The map is very detailed and of special historic interest. In the upper right is a lovely Renaissance cartouche. In the lower left is a very delicate cartouche. Two sailing vessels are on the Pacific. Verso: Text in Latin.
Map has general toning and smudging in the lower corners. There is a bit of smeared ink in the lower left cartouche that happened at the time of printing. Along the lower part of the centerfold is light browning. Overall condition is Very Good.
34.5 x 50 cm ( 13.6 x 19.7 ")
Order Nr. MEXICOMAP1997
"Impero del Messico"
Steel engraving by Pietro
Allodi after Naymiller. Published in Milan by Francesco
The Blune lne shows the boundary created in 1848 giving California and Texas independence from Mexico.
Included with the map is a page
the size of the map with very detailed information about
Mexico. On this
Some spotting and signs of use in margins.
32 x 41 cm ( 12.5 x 16.1 ")
Price for the two pages:$ 85.00
Order Nr. MEXICO244014
"Anahuac oder Das Reich von
Mexico nebst den Angrenzenden
Wood engraving by Spamer,
This map shows Mexico at the time of the spanish conquest with the antique names of the various regions and settlements. In the upper left is a bit of Baja California. The map reaches as far north as Saltillo and south to northern Honduras. Below the map image is a mileage scale.
Map image: 10.7 x 17 cm ( 4.2 x 6.7 ")
Order Nr. MEXICOMAP2802
"Culiacanae Americanae Regionis, Descriptio"
"Hispaniolae, Cubae, Aliarumque Insularum Circumiacientium, Delineatio"
The upper part of this map shows the Mexican state of Sinaloa with its capital Culiacan. The focus stretches down to near Mazatlan. And, whats interesting, the long stretched island along the coast of Sinaloa is most likely meant to be Baja California, shown here at an early stage of knowledge.
The earliest Caribbean atlas map ever printed. Shows Southern Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean islands from Cuba to Martinique
Copper etching from the atlas „Theatrum Orbis Terrarum" by Abraham Ortelius. Beautifully hand-colored. With three Renaissance cartouches. The map is dated 1579. But this exemplar was printed in Antwerp in 1592
Image is in very fine condition. Some very minor spotting. Reverse side has text in Latin. Margins and centerfold show traces of age and use.
35.5 x 49.5 cm (14 x 19.5")
Order Nr. CARIBBEANMAP235600
"Verein - Staaten von Nord - America, Mexico, Yucatan u. A. "
Steel engraving by C. Metzeroth after F. von Stuelpnagel for Stieler Dated 1871. Original outline coloring.
In the lower left is an isert showing Mexico City and the surrounding area. Many topographical details.
Small repair on lower margin edge on centerfold. Two tiny repaired tears on lower margin edge. Otherwise Good condition.
Image size. 32 x 39.3 cm ( 12.5 x 15.4 ")
Order Nr. NORTHAMERICAMAP238062
"Nord - America "
Steel engraving by W. Behrens after F. von Stuelpnagel for Stieler Dated 1871. Original outline coloring.
Attractive map of North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
Very good condition.
Image size: 31.5 x 38.3 cm ( 12.4 x 15 ")
Order Nr. NORTHAMERICA MAP 238150
"Vereinigte Staaten von Nord-America und Mexico 1852"
Steel etching by Radefeld.. Original hand coloring. Published in Meyer's Handatlas 1860
Detailed map of North America. On the lower left is a list of the Mexican states and on the right the states and territories of the US and Canada.
Overall very light age toning. Hardly visible vertical centerfold. Light browning on margin edges.
18.7 x 25.5 cm ( 7.3 x 10 ")
Order Nr. NORTHAMERICAMAP237853
"Carte du Lac de Mexico et des Ses Environs Lors de la Conqueste des Espagnols"
Print shows the ancient lake of Mexico City and the surrounding area. The causeways that connected the various islands are shown. Some of the towns around the city are Tacuba, Curtaleco, Capislan, Tenayuca, Tepeca, Tezcuco, etc.
Copper etching by Bellin, 1874.
Print has folds to fit book size. Some light browning on fold lines and margins. Narrow margins..
21 x 15.2 cm ( 8.2 x 5.9 ")
Order Nr. MEXICOMAP236871
"Carte des Environs de la Ville de Mexico"
Interesting map showing the Lake of Mexico City and the surrounding area as far north as Pachuca and as far south as San Augustin and Amecameca. In the upper left is Tula.
Copper etching dated 1754. Print has some light spotting and browning in margins.
Folds to fit original book size. Light browning on upper fold line and margin edges.Left margin is very narrow.
20 x 16 cm ( 7.8 x 6.3 ")
Order Nr. MEXICOMAP238870
"Nova Hispania et Nova Galicia". Copper etching by Wilhelm Blaeu in recent coloring. Published in 1662.
The fantastic cartouche surmounted by the Spanish royal arms is the artistic highlight of this map.Historically, this map is of great interest. The geographical knowledge of towns and cities at that time, in this part of Central Mexico is impressive. Mexico City is shown as a small group of red buildings on the Lake Texcoco that still had water. To the right of the cartouche in the middle is Lake Chapala surrounded by smaller Lakes. The lake in the northwest full of islands does not exist as such today. It is the region near San Blas in the State of Nayarit. To the south is a city symbol for Guadalajara. The coast in the south begins slightly north of Acapulco. Zihautanejo and Ixtapa are shown. A windrose and two sailing ships in the Pacific add a maritime decoration to this map.
Except for some very small tears in the margins, the condition is Almost Very Good.
Order Nr. MEXICOMAP1969
"Anahuac Comprenant les Royaumes de Mexico, d'Acolhuacan, de Mechoacan, et les Republiques de Tlascala, de Cholula, de Huexotrincoltl Tels qu'ils etaient dans l'anee 1521"
Steel engraving ca 1840 by Delsol after Lemaitre for Th. Duvotenay.
Interesting map of southern Mexico showing the various regions as they were named in 1521.
Map has crease in lower left corner. Vertical centerfold.
17.8 x 22.8 cm ( 7 x 8.9 ")
Order Nr. MEXICOMAP2806
"Mexiko" Wood engraving printed in color by the Bibliographisches Institute in Leipzig, ca 1880.
Map of Mexico with the main roads and shipping routes. Many topographic details. Near the title is a small inset of Switzerland to show size comparison.
Vertical centerfold. Small repaired tear on upper margin edge.
20.2 x 25.3 cm ( 7.9 x 9.9 ")
Order NR. MEXICOMAP2807
"Mexico u. Central-Amerika". Lithograph by C. Baur for Traugott Bromme ca 1865. Printed in color.
Very detailed and accurate map of Mexico and Central America. In the lower left is an inset of the Isthmus of Panama.
Map has vertical centerfold. A few minor scattered spots, mostly in margins.
29 x 38 cm ( 11.4 x 14.9 ")
Order Nr. MEXICOMAP2808
"Map XXIX Mexico"
Wood engraving printed in color ca 1880 by Fink & Co in New York. Vertical centerfold.
Map shows some of the important shipping routes of the time with the miles given.
23.5 x 30 cm ( 9.2 x 11.8 ")
Order Nr. MEXICOMAP241822
"Plan de Port royal et ses environs Situé dans la Baye de Campeche." Copper etching by Bellin in original outline coloring published in 1754.
This map shows the area around the Lago de Términos in Campeche. Two islands: I. Triste and I. Port Royal are at the mouth of the bay . The rivers are somewhat mislocated. A Riv. de Sumacenta ( the Usumacinta) is shown flowing into Lago de Términos. To the far left is the Tabasco river.
The map has some uneven browning. The is one horizontal and three vertical folds to fit atlas. On the left is a small repaired tear and the upper left margin has been added. Overall condition is Better than Good.
18.7 x 13.8 cm ( 7.4 x 5.4 ")
Order Nr. MEXICOMAP1990
"Carta dell'Impero del Messico". Copper etching ca. 1754. Modern hand coloring.
This map comes from the Italian atlas edition.
Map has very light overall toning. In the bottom margin are creases that do not affect image. Lower right corner has been added. Folds to fit atlas size. Overall condition is Almost Very Good.
19.2 x 29 cm ( 7.6 x 11.4 ")
Order Nr. MEXICOMAP1994
"Carte de L'Empire du Mexique Pour l'Histoire Generale des Voyages 1754"
Copper engraving by Bonne for the French edition. Dated 1754. Attractive hand coloring.
This map comes from the Italian atlas edition and is the same map as the one above but with Italian descriptions.
Very minor signs of age and use. Overall condition is Very good.
20.2 x 29 cm ( 7.9 x 11.4 ")
Order Nr. MEXICOMAP1991
"Plan de la Rade et Ville de la Vera Cruz"
Copper etching by Bellin, ca
21 x 15.2 cm ( 8.2 x 5.9 ")
Order Nr. MEXICOMAP2184
"Les Isles Antilles et le Golfe du Mexique". Copper etching published in France ca 1780. From Rigobert Bonne (1729-1795).Modern hand coloring.
The Golf of Mexico with the surrounding countries and islands is the theme of this map. The inset is of special intrest because it shows Bermuda and surrounding islets in detail. Light dotted lines show many of the invisible banks in the Carribean area.
Map has vertical centerfold to fit book size. Condition is Very Good.
20.7 x 31.7 cm ( 8.1 x 12.4 ")
Order Nr. CARIBBEANMAP2113