Period: 1671 (published)
Color: Hand Color
14 x 11.3 inches
35.6 x 28.7 cm
Very decorative map of Peru with parts of Ecuador and northern Chile. Dense with place names and topographical detail, it provides a marvelous view of the region. The map is oriented with north to the left although the compass rose incorrectly depicts north at top. The decorative title cartouche features natives and exotic fauna (llama, armadillo, snake and a strange lizard) and the distance scale is ornamented with mermaids and flags. Galleons and a sea monster complete the lavish composition.
Good impression and wide margins. Toned with a few spots and faded color. Damp stain and some chipping at edges, well way from image. Remnants of hinges on verso.