Pertie Meridionale De L'Ancien Mexique ou De la Nouvelle Espagne

Rigobert Bonne

BORE027.11

Map of Southern Mexico and Central America including: Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. From Guillaume Raynal's Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre

Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre'
Geneva, 1780
Hand-colored Engraving
15.5" x 8.5" plate size
16.5" x 11" paper size
Condition: A

  • Price: $225.00 { What determines value? }

    Many factors go into pricing a print; rarity, desirability, artist, condition, age, and the history of former sales prices.


    “Weeds & Roses” A good analogy for how the pricing of a print is determined from desirability is my description of "Weeds and Roses". It actually works with a number of publications from Audubons to Atlases. 

    O.K., let's take a complete first edition set of Audubon's Birds of America- 435 Plates, printed by Robert Havell. The Wild Turkey & The Flamingo will be the “Roses”, they are the major plates. These images are usually more desirable making them the most expensive, in upwards of $200,000.

    The Song Birds or "Tweety" birds are the minor plates, or "Weeds". These images are usually less desirable making them less expensive, as low as $2,000.

    However, not everyone prefers roses over weeds. Just because one is more expensive does not mean it is more beautiful to you. Art is a personal preference and you should always go with what stands out to you :)