"Peru", Montanus, Arnoldus
Period: 1671 (circa)
Publication: Die Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld
Color: Black & White
13.9 x 11.4 inches
35.3 x 29 cm
Very decorative map of Peru with parts of Ecuador and northern Chile. Dense with place names and topographical detail, it provides a marvelous view of the region. The map is oriented with north to the left although the compass rose incorrectly depicts north at top. The decorative title cartouche features natives and exotic fauna (llama, armadillo, snake and a strange lizard) and the distance scale is ornamented with mermaids and flags. Galleons and a sea monster complete the lavish composition.
Faint toning along fold and professional repairs at top and bottom fold, else very good.