Auction 128, Lot 464

"Tabula Americae Specialis Geographica Regni Peru, Brasiliae, Terrae Firmae et Reg. Amazonum…", Homann Heirs

Subject: Northern South America

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22 x 19 inches
55.9 x 48.3 cm

This large and beautifully engraved map covers the northern half of South America. It is centered on the Valley of the Amazon and delineates the river and its myriad tributaries in particularly fine detail. The map is filled with annotations and place names. In Terra Firma the map locates Caracas, in Peru scores of cities are named including S. Miguel la Ribera, Cusco, Sevilla del Oro los Xibaros, Payta, Truxillo and Lima. There are extensive notes throughout the interior. The title is enclosed is a very large allegorical cartouche with soldiers, a personified sun burst, and a pot of gold coins. Blank verso.

References:

Condition: B+

Spectacular example with dark, early impression, fine original hand coloring on thick hand laid paper with full margins. A little centerfold toning, otherwise a fine example.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $325

Closed on 5/20/2009

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