"[Lot of 2] Carte de la Terre Ferme du Perou, du Bresil… [and] Carte du Paraguay, du Chili…", Delisle/Covens & Mortier
Subject: South America
Period: 1720 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.5 x 19 inches
57.2 x 48.3 cm
Fabulous matched pair of boldly engraved maps that together cover the continent. Both are filled with place names and numerous notations speculating about the Indian tribes and the tributaries to the Amazon. Decorative features include fancy cartouches with figures and symbols and two compass roses. Joined size would be 22.5" x 38". It is unusual to find these maps together. RESERVE $900.
Very early and crisp impressions with lovely later color on very thick hand laid paper with watermarks.