Auction 129, Lot 433

"Piano Scenografico della Citta dei Re, o sia do Lima Capitale del Regno del Peru…", Gazzettiere Americano

Subject: Lima, Peru

Period: 1763 (circa)

Publication: Atlante dell' America…

Color: Black & White

Size:
10.8 x 10 inches
27.4 x 25.4 cm

This is a very detailed view of the fortified city of Lima. The river protects one side and extensive ramparts and suburbs surround the other sides. Across the top the legend lists and keys 70 buildings and important features within the city and vicinity. Drawn by D. Veren: Rossi M.V. with no attribution given for the engraver. A beautifully engraved and scarce Italian-produced map.

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Condition: A

Early, dark impression with full original margins. Near the top there is a little diffuse and light foxing, otherwise a fine example.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/23/2009

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