Auction 101, Lot 251

"Peru", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Central South America

Period: 1625 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
7.8 x 5.8 inches
19.8 x 14.7 cm

Lovely small map of Peru fully engraved to depict the mountainous country and numerous towns and cities of the Inca civilization. The map is oriented with north to the left by a superb compass rose and rhumb lines and is further decorated with a strapwork title cartouche. From an English edition of the Atlas Minor complete with text leaves providing a complete description of the region.

References:

Condition: B

One tiny spot, else fine with a sharp impression.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/4/2002

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