"Le Perou et le cours de la Riviere Amazone", Sanson/Mariette
Subject: Peru and Amazon River
Period: 1656 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
21.5 x 16 inches
54.6 x 40.6 cm
This is the uncommon folio version of Sanson's handsome map of the western part of the continent and the full course of the Amazon. The spurious Lac, ou Mer de Parime is prominent as is the location of the mythical city Manoa el Dorado (city of gold). Fully engraved to show topography, cities and villages. Attractive title cartouche is set on a large urn displaying gold bars and coins.
Light damps stains at top and a minor fold separation at bottom closed with archival tape.