Auction 134, Lot 345

"America Meridionalis per sua Regna Province: et Ins: juxta observation: et descript recentis divisa et adornata cura et opera", Seutter, Matthias

Subject: South America

Period: 1744 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor…

Color: Hand Color

10 x 7.6 inches
25.4 x 19.3 cm

Very interesting small map depicting the breadth of the continent too narrowly and the Salomon Islands too near to South America. Place names are abundant, particularly along the coastlines. Routes of Pacific explorers are shown. A huge pictorial cartouche takes in nearly a quarter of the sheet and features a variety of native occupations, a mermaid, sailing ships and wildlife. Engraved by Tobias Lotter.

References: Phillips (A) #3492.

Condition: A

The map image is near fine with dark impression and fine original color. Narrow original margins that have been extended on top and bottom to better accommodate framing.

Estimate: $300 - $350


Closed on 12/1/2010