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AUCTION 20

The Best Map of Yucatán Peninsula up to That Time

56. [MAP]. HÜBBE, Joaquín & Andres Aznar Pérez. Mapa de la península de Yucatán comprendiendo los estados de Yucatán y Campeche compilado por Joaquín Hübbe y Andres Aznar Pérez y revisado y aumentado con datos importantes por C. Hermann Berendt. 1878 [below neat line] Gravé et Imprimé par Regnier, 105 r. de Rennes (Paris) | Mérida, B. Aznar Pérez y Ca., Calle de Mólos Paris, Prével, 54, 56 et 58, Passage Jouffroy. New-York, Géo. E. Shiels, 896 Broadway. | Tous Droits Réservés. Paris, 1878. Lithograph map on heavy paper, original shading in blue. Neat line to neat line: 70.7 x 94 cm. Light soiling, left blank margin darkened, professionally restored, backed, and strengthened.

     First edition of a monument of Mexican cartography. Antochiw, Historia Cartográfica de la Península de Yucatán, p. 300. According to Antochiw, this was the finest map of Yucatán that had been published up until this time and set the mark for such maps for many years to come. The map was comprehensive in its coverage and inclusion of other, earlier cartographical efforts, which are listed at the lower right. It was followed quickly, for example, by a similar German map (1879) based on it and constructed by C. H. Berendt (Antochiw, Historia Cartográfica de la Península de Yucatán, Portfolio Plate 145; Phillips, America, p. 1136). Tooley lists Hübbe, Aznar Pérez, and Berendt, noting only this map. ($750-1,500)

Sold. Hammer: $750.00; Price Realized: $881.25

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