Auction 136, Lot 424

"L'America Meridionale…", Sanson/Rossi

Subject: South America

Period: 1677 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

21.5 x 15.5 inches
54.6 x 39.4 cm

Italian version of Sanson's great map of the continent. The relatively unknown Amazon region is left without speculation. However, the mythical Lag. Di Parime, with Manoa Dorado (city of gold) on its western shore, appears in Guyana. The various captaincy settlements in Brazil are named and there is considerable detail of towns and cities. The decorative title cartouche is engraved on a blanket held up by two Indians.


Condition: B+

A few minor stains in the image and margins.

Estimate: $550 - $700


Closed on 6/1/2011