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Auction 130, Lot 369

"Amerique Meridionale", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: South America

Period: 1650 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

21.2 x 15.5 inches
53.8 x 39.4 cm
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This attractive map presents the continent with Sanson's characteristic attention to detail. The relatively unknown Amazon region is left without speculation. The mythical Lac de Parime still appears with the legendary Manoa del Dora (city of gold) on its western shore; although the lake is diminished in size from earlier depictions. There is considerable detail of towns and cities and the capitaineries are delineated in Brazil. Decorated with a strapwork title cartouche. Engraved by A. Peyrounin.


Condition: B+

Nice impression and original color on hand laid paper with an elaborated watermark. There is a stain in <I>Guayra</I>, else very good.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $400

Closed on 12/2/2009