Auction 129, Lot 415

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

Subject: Northern South America

Period: 1748 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

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, and 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 in a very large allegorical cartouche with soldiers, a personified sun burst, and a pot of gold coins.


Condition: B+

Original color. There is a damp stain in the bottom margin, just barely encroaching into the map border.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/23/2009