Auction 113, Lot 352

"A Plan of Lima [on sheet with] Potosi", Harris, John

Subject: Peru and Bolivia

Period: 1764 (circa)

Publication: Navigantium

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.


Condition: A

Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $190

Closed on 12/7/2005