Auction 126, Lot 426

"Peru", Montanus, Arnoldus

Subject: Peru

Period: 1673 (circa)


Color: Black & White

14 x 11.5 inches
35.6 x 29.2 cm

Very decorative map of Peru with parts of Ecuador and northern Chile. Dense with place names and topographical detail, it provides a marvelous view of the region. The map is oriented with north to the left although the compass rose incorrectly depicts north at top. The decorative title cartouche features natives and exotic fauna (llama, armadillo, snake and a strange lizard) and the distance scale is ornamented with mermaids and flags. Galleons and a sea monster complete the lavish composition.


Condition: B+

Dark impression and good margins with just a bit of minor foxing.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $160

Closed on 12/3/2008