Auction 125, Lot 386

"A Map of South America with all the European Settlements & whatever else is remarkable from the latest & best Observations", Seale, Richard William

Subject: South America

Period: 1732 (circa)

Publication: The History of England…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.8 x 18.3 inches
37.6 x 46.5 cm

Handsome map filled with names of European and Indian cities, forts, castles and gold and silver mines. The spurious Prime Lake sits near Guiana with the fanciful city of Manoa, o el Dorado located on its banks. The Amazon Basin is described by This Country and its Inhabitants are very little known, a note that is also applied to the fictional Iarajes or Xarayes Lake that forms the headwaters of the La Plata. The map is decorated with a lovely rococo cartouche and a compass rose.

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Condition: B+

Nicely remargined at right with neatline reinstated and some faint offsetting in map.

Estimate: $230 - $300

Sold for: $170

Closed on 9/24/2008

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