Auction 140, Lot 375

"[Lot of 3] Nlle Grenade Caracas et Guyanes [and] Perou et Bresil [and] Buenos-Ayres, Chili et Patagonie", Malte-Brun, Conrad

Subject: South America

Period: 1812 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.8 x 8.6 inches
30 x 21.8 cm

This lot of three maps depicts northern, central and southern South America, with great detail of borders, towns, rivers and mountains.

A) Nlle Grenade Caracas et Guyanes. The map of northern South America, extends to include Costa Rica, Panama and the Caribbean Islands. The mythical Lac Parime is depicted in Guyana. The title cartouche is surrounded by a vignette of an anteater at the base of a waterfall. Condition: One faint spot just enters map border at bottom. (A)

B) Perou et Bresil. This map incorporates Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Paraguay and the northern portions of Chile and Argentina. It features a vignette of two llamas, one of which sports a blanket with the title. Condition: A small brown ink smudge just enters map border at right. (B+)

C) Buenos-Ayres, Chili et Patagonie. This map depicts Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay and the Falkland Islands. The title cartouche incorporates a rhea and a native hunter with a bow. Condition: Light, scattered foxing primarily confined to blank margins. (B+)

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Condition:

See description.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Unsold

Closed on 5/23/2012

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