Auction 108, Lot 260

"America Meridionalis per sua Regna Province: et Ins: juxta observation: et descript recentis divisa et adornata cura et opera", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: South America

Period: 1744 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10 x 7.6 inches
25.4 x 19.3 cm

Very interesting small map depicting the breadth of the continent too narrowly and the Salomon Islands too near to South America. The map is jammed with place names, particularly along the coastlines. Routes of Pacific explorers are shown. A huge pictorial cartouche takes in nearly a quarter of the sheet and features a variety of native occupations, a mermaid, sailing ships and wildlife. Engraved by Tobias Lotter.

References: Phillips (A) #3492.

Condition: A

Pleasant even toning.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/29/2004

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