Auction 141, Lot 341

"[Lot of 2] Plattegronds Afbeelding van de Stad van St. Francois de Quito… [and] Karte von der Provinz Quito in Peru nach den Astronomischen Wahrnehmungen…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Equador

Period: 1751-60 (circa)

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Color: Black & White

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A. Plattegronds Afbeelding van de Stad van St. Francois de Quito…, circa 1760, (12.5 x 7"). This is a Dutch version of Bellin's detailed plan of Quito, and contains a key at left identifying the important locations in the city including churches and government buildings. A cross locates Panecillo Hill, where there was a temple which the Indians used to worship the sun. Condition: Issued folding. (A)

B. Karte von der Provinz Quito in Peru nach den Astronomischen Wahrnehmungen…, dated 1751, (13.7 x 22.8"). Attractive map of Quito and the surrounding region. Mountains are shown both in profile and through hachure. A key at top right identifies 30 important locations and displays eight different distance scales. Condition: Issued folding and now flattened with a binding trim at lower right. Slightly uneven toning with a few edge tears that just pass the neatline and minor crumpling of the lower blank margin. (B)

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Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/5/2012

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