Auction 101, Lot 235

"[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)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A+

Very early and crisp impressions with lovely later color on very thick hand laid paper with watermarks.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,200

Sold for: $750

Closed on 12/4/2002

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