"A Plan of Lima [on sheet with] Potosi", Harris, John
Subject: Peru and Bolivia
Period: 1764 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
8.5 x 14.2 inches
21.6 x 36.1 cm
An interesting sheet with a bird's-eye plan of the city of Lima, Peru at top and a view of the great silver mine of Potosi (Bolivia) at bottom. Potosi was Spain's proudest possession in the New World with the flow of treasure reaching immense proportions and fueling the European imagination for continued exploration.
Remnants of hinge tape on verso.