Auction 139, Lot 370

"The Port of Callao, in the South Sea; with the Adjacent Islands, Rocks & Coasts, to the Windward and Leeward, and the Soundings in Fathoms: Drawn by Order of His Catholic Majesty", Jefferys, Thomas

Subject: Lima, Peru

Period: 1753 (published)

Publication: Gentleman's Magazine

Color: Black & White

14.3 x 8 inches
36.3 x 20.3 cm

This interesting map covers the present-day Lima Metropolitan Area from the fishing village of Ancon to the fortifications of Calloa and the city of Lima further inland. The map is very detailed with numerous soundings, roads and rivers. There is a decorative cartouche with a ship under full sail and the compass rose orients the chart with north on the left.

References: Jolly (GENT-82).

Condition: B+

Nice bright impression with narrow margins and slight loss of neatline at lower left. Issued folding.

Estimate: $70 - $100

Sold for: $65

Closed on 2/15/2012