Auction 133, Lot 355

"Peru", Montanus/Ogilby

Subject: Peru

Period: 1671 (published)

Publication: America

Color: Black & White

Size:
13.8 x 11.3 inches
35.1 x 28.7 cm

This attractive map covers Peru with parts of Ecuador and northern Chile. Dense with place names and topographical detail, it provides a marvelous view of the region. The map is oriented with north to the left although the compass rose incorrectly depicts north at top. The decorative title cartouche features natives and exotic fauna (llama, armadillo, snake and a strange lizard) and the distance scale is ornamented with merfolk and military banners and flags. Galleons and a sea monster complete the lavish composition.

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Condition: B+

Nice impression and wide original margins with slightly uneven toning. There are a few tiny edge tears, well away from the map.

Estimate: $220 - $300

Sold for: $160

Closed on 9/1/2010

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