Auction 119, Lot 431

"America das Sudliche nach der Zeichnung des Herrn Wilhelm Delisle in Verlag Johann Justin Gebauers", Gebauer, Johann Justinus

Subject: South America

Period: 1753 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

16 x 12.5 inches
40.6 x 31.8 cm

This scarce decorative map is based on Delisle's cartography and is filled with notations showing the extent of cartographical knowledge of the continent in the mid-eighteenth century. Dorado still appears is Guiana, but the mythical Lake Parime is only mentioned in a note. Strange animals adorn the two figurative cartouches.


Condition: B

Couple of light spots and printer's creases. Issued folding, now pressed, with a binder's trim in left margin, well away from map border.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 5/9/2007