Antique Maps of Mexico

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"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 ")

$ 190.00

Order Nr. MEXICOMAP1991


"Plan de la Rade et Ville de la Vera Cruz"

Copper etching by Bellin, ca 1755.
Light browning on margin edges. Lower left margin corn is missing.

21 x 15.2 cm ( 8.2 x 5.9 ")

$ 140.00

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 ")

$ 400.00


No title. Map of Mexico and Central America / Karte von Mexico and Zentralamerika

Map reaches from the southern tip of Baja California via Sinaloa, Durango, State of Chiuhahua, Coahula, Nuevo Leon to The coast line of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Maps shows also western Cuba and it reaches south as far as Panama.

Map has an interesting inset map titled. "P. Eusebius Franz Kino aus der G.J. entdeckte zwischen dem 1698 und 1701 dass Kalifornien eine Halbinsel sey"

Padre Kino S.J. discovered between 1698 and 1701 that California was indeed a peninsula and not an island. (See detailed scan)

Copper etching in very fine original hand coloring by Franz Anton Schraembl (1753-1803) after Thomas Pownall (1722-1805).

Map was published in "Allgemeiner Grosser Atlas". Publisher Franz Anton Schraembl. Vienna / Wien, 1786-1800

The Schraemble-Atlas had a very small edition. Map is RARE!

Good condition. Very strong paper. Vertical centerfold. Minor spotting in margins.

50,5 x 58,5 cm (ca. 19.9 x 23"")

$ 2050.00

Order Nr. MEXICO250336


"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")

$ 1300.00

Order Nr. MEXICOMAP248443

"Eroberungszuege des Cortez" (Conquest route of Cortez)

Wood engraving published 1881. On the reverse side is German text about the Conquest of Mexico.

Image: 10.5 x 17.5 cm ( 4.1 x 6.8 ")

$ 40.00

Order Nr. MEXICOMAP253291


Chromolithograph map of Mexico and Central America.published in Brockhause ca 1900.
In the lower left corner is a detailed inset map of Costa Rica.

Map has a vertical centerfold and light natural age toning in margins.

Map image: 21 x 29 cm ( 8.2 x 10.4")

$ 35.00

Order Nr. MEXICOMAP254106

"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 has some of the earlier names of topography and towns. In the lower left is a mileage chart.
In the upper left is the tip of Cabo San Lucas.

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 ")

$ 200.00

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 ")


"Plan des Hafens Chequetan oder Seguataneo liegend unter 17 Gr. 36 Min. nordl. Breite"

Plan of Zihuatanejo I'm Staat Guerrero, Mexico. The almost land-locked bay of the Pearl on the Mexican Pacific Coast. Left side of bay: Town Beach. Madera Beach is not shown as a beach. Right side of bay: La Ropa Beach and Las Gatas Beach in front.

Copper etching. Published in "Des Herrn Admirals, Lord Ansons Reise um die Welt… in the years 1740, 41, 42, 43, 44…"

Goettingen, 1763


German edition of "Voyage around the World" by Lord George Anson

Map has one horizontal and  four vertical folds to fit book size. Left margin has small repaired tear, not reaching map image. Lower right corner has cutback for binding purposes with a small  repaired tear.

General age toning .One foxing spot near wind rose. Very good print quality.

MAP IMAGE: 20 x 36 cm (ca. 7.9 x 14.2")

$ 400.00

Order Nr. MEXICOMAP253307

Petatlan. - "Der Meerbusen und die Felsen von Petaplan"

Petatlan is a town on the Pacific Coast in Mexico. It is situated a few kilometers south of Zihutanejo and  a little over 200 kilometers north of Acapulco. The sandy bay of Petatlan is on the open ocean.

Copper etching.

Published in "Des Herrn Admirals, Lord Ansons Reise um die Welt… in the years 1740, 41, 42, 43, 44…"

Goettingen, 1763

Map has minimal traces of age and use. It has 4 vertical and one horizontal folds to fit book size.

Extreme right margin corner added, because of book binder's omission i order to fold map into book.

20,2 x 36,5 cm (ca. 8 x 14.4")

$ 180.00 (Please look for discount at top of this page.)

Order Nr. MEXICO254092

"Amerique Septentrionale en 1809"

Copper engraving showing North and Central america as it was known in 1809.
There are some early names on this map that are no longer in common use.

Original hand outline coloring. Vertical centerfold to fit original book size.
Very minor signs of age and use.

15 x 15 cm ( 5.9 x 5.9 ")

$ 90.00

Order Nr. NORTHAMERICA242121



Detailed map published 1892. Railroad and ship routes are shown
In the lower left is a small inset map of Switzerland for size comparison. Vertical centerfold.

21 x 25.5 cm ( 8.2 x 10 ")

$ 45.00

Order Nr. MEXICO249276

"Amerique Septentrionale"

Copper engraving by F. Delamarche published 1832. Original outline coloring.

Map has the names of the various Indian tribes in their respective regions. Early settlements
and topographical names are shown.

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"

$ 120.00

Order Nr. NORTHAMERICA242686

"Mexique et Guatemala"

Steel engraving by Delsol after Lemaitre for Th. Duvotenay, ca 1850.
Hardly visible original vertical folds.

17.7 x 23 cm ( 6.9 x 9 ")

$ 55.00


"Spanish North America" (Mexico)

Copper etching from Thomsen's New General Atlas.

Dated 1814

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")


"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 ")

$ 980.00

Order Nr. MEXICOMAP1997

"Le Nouveau Mexique Avec la Partie Septrionnale de L'Ancien ou de la Nouvelle Espagne"

Detailed copper engraving map of northern Mexico, Baja California, Texas, New Mexico Louisiana and part of Florida.

On the map are names of some of the resident Indian tribes as well as Indian names of towns and topography.

The map is by Bonne and Raynal, published ca 1780.

Pleasant hand coloring. Vertical centerfold.

Copper engraving. Light age toning. Minor spotting in margins.Age toning.

Image: 31.5 x 21 cm ( 12.4 x 8.2 ")"




"Impero del Messico"

Steel engraving by Pietro Allodi after Naymiller. Published in Milan by Francesco Pagnoni, 1867.
Original hand outline coloring.

Some of the names on the map have an Italian spelling form. Also shown are names of some of the Indian tribes.

Included with the map is a page the size of the map with very detailed information about Mexico. On this
page are small steel engraving images of Mexico City and another of Veracruz. On the reverse side of this
page is more text about Mexico.

Some spotting and signs of use in margins. Both pages are the same size.

32 x 41 cm ( 12.5 x 16.1 ")

Price for the two pages: $ 225.00

Order Nr. MEXICO249927

"Anahuac oder Das Reich von Mexico nebst den Angrenzenden
Länder zur Zeit der Eroberung"

Wood engraving by Spamer, 1874.
Image is on a complete page with article about "Anahuac" (in German).
Print on backside. Image and page have age toning.

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 ")

$ 25.00

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 actually the four islands (Islas Marias) Maria Cleofas, Maria Magdalena, Maria Madre, and San Juanito.

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")


"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 ")

$ 85.00


"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 ")

$ 85.00


"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 ")

$ 70.00


"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.

Hand coloring.

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 ")

$ 85.00

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 ")

$ 85.00

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.

$ 850.00

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 ")

$ 90.00

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 ")

$ 45.00


"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 ")


"Totius Americae Septrionalis et Meridionalis Novissima Repraesentatio quam ex finguilis......" Copper etching by Johannes Baptista Homann ( 1663-1724). Published in 1723. Original hand coloring.

Fine map of the American hemisphere of the time. Notice that much of North America is not yet explored. In the upper right is part of France, Spain and Africa. Notice that many of the Atlantic and Pacific islands are also included. The decorative catouche is supported by Native Americans.

A few signs of age and use in margins. The vertical centerfold has been reinforced with paper repairs.
There is a small paper repair in the Pacifc off the coast of Peru.

Map Image: 48 x 57 cm ( 18.8 x 22.4 ")



"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 ")

$ 60.00

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 ")

$ 95.00

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 ")

$ 190.00

Order Nr. MEXICOMAP1994

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