How to Navigate Mexico City in the Early 1890s
Issued Especially for English-Speaking Visitors

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602. [MAP]. HOECK, F.P. (publisher) & C. Montauriol (lithographer). Plano general de indicacion de la Ciudad de México con la antigua y nueva nomenclatura de las calles, hecho expresamente para el Directoria Commercial de México 1890. [inset box with text at lower left] La ciudad se divide en cuatro partes.... [below neat line lower center] Lit. C. Montauriol y Comp. Mexico. Lithograph map with original color (pale yellow toned ground, blocks in tan, lettering in red and block, transportation centers indicated), neat line to neat line: 48.7 x 64.4 cm; overall sheet size: 53.2 x 68.8 cm. Folded into original tan printed wrappers (16.3 x 10.2 cm) entitled: 1892 New Pocket Map of the City of Mexico. Containing the New and Old Nomenclature of the Streets. Engraved and Printed Especially for F.P. Hoeck, 1st. San Francisco No. 12. City of Mexico. Price: One Dollar. Mexico, 1892. Map very fine, fragile wraps moderately darkened and stained, spine lightly chipped.

     The map, which is based on the official sources of the Mexican government, was a part of the long sequence of constantly updated maps of Mexico City lithographed and published by the great Decaen and Debray firm for several decades, the successor of which was Montauriol. Both old and new street names are given. Publisher F.P. Hoeck, listed as publisher on the wrappers, published many useful guides in English to Mexico and its tourist attractions, mining, railroads and transportation, commercial code, land laws, banking, patents, etc. A logo on the wrapper verso states that Hoeck is “Sole Agent for Street Car Advertising.”


Sold. Hammer: $400.00; Price Realized: $490.00.

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