Auction 135, Lot 386

"Tabula Americae Specialis Geographica Regni Peru, Brasiliae, Terrae Firmae et Reg. Amazonum…", Homann Heirs

Subject: South America - Northern

Period: 1742 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22 x 19 inches
55.9 x 48.3 cm

This large map covers the northern half of South America centered on the Valley of the Amazon. It delineates the river and its tributaries in particularly fine detail and is filled with annotations and place names. The title is enclosed is an very large allegorical cartouche with soldiers, a personified sun burst, and a pot of gold coins.

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Condition: B+

Professional repair on clean centerfold separations and a couple of clean tears at bottom, one that entered 2" into the map near the Paraguay River.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $275

Closed on 2/16/2011

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