Auction 137, Lot 468

"Peru", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Peru

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.3 x 14.8 inches
49 x 37.6 cm

A large compass rose orients north to the left on this map of the Empire of Peru. It covers the Pacific coast of South America from Ecuador as far south as the Atacama Desert in the northern reaches of Chile. It includes the Potosi silver mines, Titicaca, Cusco, Quito and numerous other towns and villages. The large cartouche incorporates both the title and the distance scales and is decorated with sea shells. The sheet is further decorated with four Spanish galleons and three sea monsters. This map is one of the many similar maps that were produced by Jansson and Blaeu. English text on verso.

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Condition: B+

Nice impression in original color with some minor staining along the centerfold and light text show-through. The top blank margin has hinge tape and there is a tiny separation at bottom centerfold that does not impact the image.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/14/2011

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