Auction 139, Lot 366

"Le Perou, et le Cours de la Rivre Amazone", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Peru and Amazon River

Period: 1662 (circa)

Publication: L'Amerique en plusierus Cartes…

Color: Hand Color

11 x 8.3 inches
27.9 x 21.1 cm

Handsome map of the western part of the continent and the full course of the Amazon. The spurious Lac, ou Mer de Parime is prominent as is the location of the mythical city Manoa el Dorado (city of gold). The mythical lake of Xarayes also appears east of Titicaca L. Fully engraved to show topography, cities and villages and decorated with an attractive strapwork title cartouche.

References: Pastoureau, Sanson II C.

Condition: A

A short centerfold separation and tear that enter map image 1/2" at bottom have been professionally repaired. A few chips in top blank margin have been repaired on verso with old paper.

Estimate: $140 - $180


Closed on 2/15/2012