Auction 116, Lot 401

"Peru", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Peru

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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, 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 that were produced by Jansson and Blaeu.

References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) #9820:1.

Condition: B

Some minor foxing in map with some edge tears and a top fold separation in blank margins.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/20/2006

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