"Peru", Jansson, Jan
Period: 1640 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.3 x 15 inches
49 x 38.1 cm
This lovely map covers the Pacific coast of South America from Ecuador as far south as the Atacama Desert in the northern reaches of Chile. It includes the Potosi silver mines, Atacama desert, Titicaca, Cusco, Quito and numerous other towns and villages. The large cartouche incorporates both the title and the distance scales and is decorated with sea shells. A large compass rose orients the map with north to the left. It is further decorated with four Spanish galleons and three sea monsters. This map is one of the many similar maps between Jansson and Blaeu.
References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) #9820:1.
Original color with minor offsetting, else very good.