AUCTION 23

 
 

Beautiful Contemporary Map of the Valley of Mexico

With a Portrait of the Virgin of Guadalupe

 
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345. [MAP]. NUÑEZ DE HARO Y PERALTA, Alonso (Archbishop) & Baltasar de Andrade (cartographer). Manuscript map: “Mapa de las villas, poblados y lugares que comprende el Arzobispado; ansi como los de yndios y mestizos. Hecho por mandato del Exmo. Señor Don Alonso Nuñez de Haro y Peralta: Arzobispo de Mexico y Virrey de Nueba España para el mejor conocimiento de los mismos lo dibuxo Baltasar de Andrade cura Ro. del Sa. de la S.I.C. en Mexico. Año de 1787.” [right side, image of the Virgin of Guadalupe in frame with trailing banner] “Nuestra Sa. de Guadalupe de Mexico. A devocion de No. Senora de Guadalupe Reina de Cielos Tierra Amen.” [lower left, portrait of Archbishop Nuñez] “Exmo. Sr. Don Alonso Nuñez de Haro y Peralta. Arzobispo de Mexico y Virrey de Nueva España—1787.” Mexico, 1787. Ink and watercolor on heavy wove paper, showing Mexico City and surrounding area, emphasizing churches, roads, and physical landscape features, especially mountains and the lakes around Mexico City. Overall sheet size: 29.5 x 47.5 cm. Except for some marginal fraying at upper right and left (barely touching image of Virgin) and some rubbing and fading, fine.

     Bird’s-eye view map of the Valley of Mexico and surrounding area, very nicely executed, with churches in the bishopric colored red, the city of Mexico shown in blocks colored red, and Laguna de Texcoco and Laguna de Chalco outlined in blue. Lombardo, Atlas geográfico de la ciudad de México, Vol. I, pp. 50-51. An extremely detailed and beautiful map showing the religious organization of the area with an elegant depiction of the Virgin of Guadalupe.

($4,000-8,000)

Sold. Hammer: $4,000.00; Price Realized: $4,900.00.

Auction 23 Abstracts

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