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Auction 138, Lot 432

"Le Perou dans l'Amerique Meridionale, Dresse sur les Divers Relations des Flibustiers et Nouveaux Voyageurs…", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Peru

Period: 1719 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22.8 x 19.3 inches
57.9 x 49 cm

This uncommon map of Peru extends to include western Brazil and Bolivia. The mountainous topography of Peru is illustrated along with numerous rivers, lakes, and towns. Lac de Titicaca and Lac Paria (Lago de Poopo) are shown, as well as a fictional, unnamed northern lake. In Pais des Amazones (Brazil), an extensive system of rivers is depicted which are much too wide and long. The Maragnan R. (Maranon River) is shown much too far south. At lower right is a vast region noted as impassable woods and marshes. The map is adorned with an elaborate title cartouche that illustrates the extensive mining activities in the region, along with llamas and natives. Engraved by Pierre de Rochefort.

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Condition: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with some minor creasing primarily confined to top and bottom blank margins. There are a few light damp stains and some foxing in blank margins, as well as a few repairs to bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $600 - $750

Sold for: $375

Closed on 12/7/2011

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