Auction 130, Lot 370

"L'Amerique Meridionale Dressee sur les Observations de Mrs. De l'Academie Royale des Sciences, &c", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: South America

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Nouveau de diverses cartes…

Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 17.5 inches
57.2 x 44.5 cm

This large copper engraved map shows the continent with good detail and has interesting notations concerning the explorations of the interior. The tracks of several voyages are shown in the Pacific. The large decorative title cartouche is flanked by natives. The map is based on the work of Guillaume Delisle, who is credited in the title cartouche. Second title above the neatline "America Meridionalis in suas Praecipuas Parties Divisa, ad Usum Serenissimi Burgundiae Ducis." See the matching North America map in lot #84.

References: Philips (A) #580-57.

Condition: A

Near fine with fine original color, very dark impression and full margins. A short centerfold split in lower and upper blank margins, otherwise fine.

Estimate: $375 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 12/2/2009