Auction 135, Lot 382

"Amerique Meridionale", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: South America

Period: 1683 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A

Paper has been added to the top margin to better accommodate framing.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/16/2011

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