Auction 134, Lot 344

"Amerique Meridionale", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: South America

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

10.9 x 7.9 inches
27.7 x 20.1 cm

Delicately engraved map of South America with a charming cartouche and a simple compass rose. It presents very good information in the interior, focusing particularly on the systems of the La Plata and Amazon rivers. A remnant of the Lac de Parime with its mythical Manoa o el Dorado (City of Gold) is still shown straddling the equator.


Condition: A

Nice impression and original color with a couple printer's creases.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $250

Closed on 12/1/2010