"Le Perou, et le Cours de la Rivre Amazone", Sanson/Mariette
Subject: Peru and Amazon River
Period: 1680 (circa)
Publication: L'Amerique en Plusierus Cartes…
Color: Hand Color
11 x 8.3 inches
27.9 x 21.1 cm
Handsome map of the western part of the continent and the full course of the Amazon. The spurious Lac, ou Mer de Parime is prominent as is the location of the mythical city Manoa el Dorado (city of gold) on the western shore. The mythical lake of Xarayes also appears east of Titicaca L. Fully engraved to show topography, cities and villages and decorated with an attractive strapwork title cartouche.
References: Pastoureau, Sanson II C.
Original color with light toning along the centerfold and in the blank margins with some light printer's ink residue along the platemark at right.