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Auction 101, Lot 253

"Le Perou et le cours de la Rivre Amazone", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Peru and Amazon River

Period: 1683 (circa)


Color: Black & White

11 x 8 inches
27.9 x 20.3 cm

Handsome map of the western part of the continent and the full course of the Amazon. The spurious Lac, ou Mer de Parime is prominent and is the location of the mythical city Manoa el Dorado (city of gold). Fully engraved to show topography, cities and villages. Attractive strapwork title cartouche.


Condition: A

Close trimmed at top margin, as issued, else fine.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 12/4/2002