Auction 104, Lot 310

"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 Pizarro captured Atahualpa, is 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

Some light offsetting within map. Couple of worm tracks in blank margins, well away from image.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/10/2003