Auction 116, Lot 378

"Amerique Meridionale", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: South America

Period: 1669 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

22 x 15.8 inches
55.9 x 40.1 cm

This attractive map presents the continent with Sanson's characteristic attention to detail. The mythical Lac de Parime still appears with the legendary Manoa del Dora (city of gold) on its western shore; although the lake is diminished in size from earlier depictions. There is considerable detail of towns and cities and the Capitanias are delineated in Brazil. The large decorative title cartouche is flanked by two pretty maidens.


Condition: B

Bit of faint toning along fold.

Estimate: $450 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/20/2006