Auction 111, Lot 330

"Peru", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Peru

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.8 x 5.6 inches
35.1 x 14.2 cm

Lovely small map of Peru fully engraved to depict the mountainous country and numerous towns and cities of the Inca civilization. Decorated with a strapwork title cartouche incorporating the scale of miles, a compass rose, two tiny ships and a sea monster.

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Condition: B

Faint scattered foxing and a few very tiny worm holes in the map. A few small worm tracks in blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/8/2005

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