Auction 142, Lot 349

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

Subject: South America

Period: 1708 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.2 x 17.8 inches
58.9 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.

References:

Condition: B+

A dark impression with a few small spots and professionally repairs to a few short centerfold separations. Backed in Japanese tissue to repair several cracks caused by the oxidation of the original green pigment.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 11/28/2012

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