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Auction 102, Lot 298

"Descripcion del Destricto Del Audiencia de Lima", Herrera y Tordesillas, Antonio de

Subject: Peru

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication: Historia general de los hechos de los Castellanos

Color: Black & White

9.5 x 8 inches
24.1 x 20.3 cm

Antonio de Herrera Y Tordelisllas was the official historian to the King of Spain. He compiled a history of the Spanish conquests in the Americas that included this map of Peru. Cajamarca (Caxamalca), where Atahualpa was captured by Pizarro, shown in the north. Ayacucho (Guamanga) and Cuzco are located between the Eastern and Western Cordilleras of the Andes. Although simply engraved, it is a nice example of scarce Spanish cartography.


Condition: B

Light ink offsetting in plate. Worm holes and tracks in blank margins. Lovely crown watermark.

Estimate: $300 - $350


Closed on 3/5/2003