Auction 139, Lot 363

"A New and Accurate Map of Peru, and the Country of the Amazones. Drawn from the Most Authentick French Maps &c. and Regulated by Astronomical Observations", Bowen, Emanuel

Subject: Central South America

Period: 1757 (published)

Publication: A Complete System of Geography

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.5 x 13.8 inches
41.9 x 35.1 cm

This copper-engraved map is filled with detail of the west coast of South America and the Amazon River system. The map extends from Ecuador south well into Chili. The western coastal areas are fully developed and well mapped with hundreds of place names, including Quito, Lima, Cusco and La Paz. There are several interesting notations including one locating gold and silver along the mythical Xarayes Lake. Another mythical lake, Parima Lake, is located in Guiana. The map is adorned with a decorative title cartouche.

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Condition: B+

Faint toning along centerfold and a light printer's crease adjacent to centerfold at top.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/15/2012

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