Auction 140, Lot 371

"L'Amerique Meridionale Dressee sur les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences ... Par G. de l'Isle…", Delisle/Schenk

Subject: South America

Period: 1708 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

23 x 17.8 inches
58.4 x 45.2 cm

This large copper engraved map shows the continent with good detail and has interesting notations concerning the explorations of the interior. The tracks of several voyages are shown in the Pacific. The mythical Lac des Xarayes appears in the center of the continent. The large decorative title cartouche is flanked by natives. The map is based on the work of Guillaume Delisle, who is credited in the title cartouche.


Condition: B

Light color transfer in the Pacific with some small holes and cracks caused by the oxidation of the original green pigment, which have all been closed on verso with archival materials. There are some minor damp stains in blank margins. The paper is still quite supple.

Estimate: $375 - $425


Closed on 5/23/2012