Auction 137, Lot 453

"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:
22.2 x 19 inches
56.4 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 in a very large allegorical cartouche with soldiers, a personified sun burst, and a pot of gold coins.

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Condition: B

Nice impression with light damp stains and a short tear in bottom blank margin that does not enter map image.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 9/14/2011

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