Auction 117, Lot 395

"Amerique Meridionale", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: South America

Period: 1699 (published)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11 x 7.8 inches
27.9 x 19.8 cm

Delicately engraved map of South America with a charming cartouche and a simple compass rose. Very good information in the interior, focusing particularly on the systems of the La Plata and Amazon rivers. A remnant of the Lac de Parime with its mythical Manoa o el Dorado is still shown straddling the equator.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $180 - $230

Sold for: $130

Closed on 12/6/2006

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