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Auction 138, Lot 413

"Piano della Citta e Contorni di S. Francesco di Quito…", Gazzettiere Americano

Subject: Quito, Ecuador

Period: 1763 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

10.5 x 9.5 inches
26.7 x 24.1 cm

This bold town plan of Quito, Ecuador identifies significant churches, parishes, monastic establishments, and government and municipal buildings with a lettered and numbered key at top. A cross on the map at left pinpoints El Panecillo, a hill of volcanic origin, and current site of the city's iconic Madonna of Quito monument.


Condition: B+

Wide margins with marginal soiling and light toning along centerfold. There are a couple of minute worm holes at bottom of image, only visible when held to strong light. Short centerfold separations in top and bottom blank margins have been closed on verso with archival materials.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $220

Closed on 12/7/2011