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Auction 132, Lot 365

"[Lot of 10 - South America]", Frezier, Amedee Francois

Subject: South America

Period: 1717 (circa)

Publication: Relation du Voyage de la Mer du Sud…

Color: Black & White

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This lot is from Frezier's important account (A Voyage to the South Sea, and Along the Coast of Chile and Peru…1712-14). Frezier, a lieutenant-colonel of the French Army Intelligence Corps, was dispatched to South America to make hydrographical observations, correct existing charts, and prepare exact plans of the most important ports and fortresses along the coasts. His work, much of it gathered while he disguised himself has a trader, provided France with invaluable information on the Spanish fortifications. Frezier is probably best know today for introducing the Fragaria Chiloensis (beach strawberry) to Europe and his drawing of it is included in this lot.

1) Plan du Detroit de Maire, Situe a l'extremite de l'Amerique Merd… (5.3 x 7.4").
2) Carte Particuliere de la rade de Valparaisso (11.6 x 7.6").
3) Plan de la Baye de tous les Saints Situee a la Cote du Bresil… (5 x 8").
4) Plan du Port de Baldivia (5.5 x 7.4").
5) Plan de la Rade de Arica / Plan de la Ville de Arica (11.5 x 7").
6) Plan de la Rade de Ylo (11.4 x 6.8").
7) Planche XI, Fragaria Chiliensis (5.4 x 7.3")
8) Planche VI, Xilon arboreum (5.5 x 7.3")
9) Planche XVII, Pegegallo ou Poisson Coq (5.4 x 7.3")
10) Planche XXIX, costumed people (7.5 x 5.5)


Condition: B+

All with some minor toning and foxing, mostly in the blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $230

Closed on 6/2/2010