Auction 117, Lot 398

"Sudamerika", Schlieben, Wilhem Ernst August von

Subject: South America

Period: 1830 (circa)


Color: Black & White

19 x 26 inches
48.3 x 66 cm

This is a very large, finely engraved and detailed map of the continent. It is segmented and mounted on original linen. The map is remarkably detailed with much topographical and watershed information presented. Also shows lakes, plateaus, villages and towns, and more. Includes the Falklands Islands, and locates Isla Robinson Crusoe (Juan Fernandez Islands), Isla San Felix, and the Arquipelago do Fernando de Noronha. Many place names along the coast including Buenos Ayres, Rio de Janeiro, and Lima. Political divisions are noted and identified in an index at bottom below the neatline. Von Schlieben's maps are normally seen in a much smaller size, so this issue is quite unusual.


Condition: B

Crisp, dark impression. Overall foxing, else no flaws.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/6/2006