Auction 121, Lot 385

"Kaart van Zuid Amerika", Bachiene, Willem Albert

Subject: South America

Period: 1785 (circa)

Publication: Atlas tot Opheldering der Hedendaagsche Historie…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.3 x 12.5 inches
21.1 x 31.8 cm

A crisply engraved map of South America with very interesting topography. The mythical lake Parime is shown in Guyana, coincidentally near the location of the manmade resevoir Represa da Balbina in present-day Brazil. The fictional lake Xarayes is shown in the center of the continent. A delicately garlanded cartouche decorates the map.

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Condition: A+

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/26/2007

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