Auction 142, Lot 378

"Peru", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Peru

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 14.8 inches
49 x 37.6 cm

A large compass rose orients north to the left on this map of the Empire of Peru. It covers the Pacific coast of South America from Ecuador as far south as the Atacama Desert in the northern reaches of Chile. It includes the Potosi silver mines, Titicaca, Cusco, Quito and numerous other towns and villages. The large cartouche incorporates both the title and the distance scales and is decorated with sea shells. The sheet is further decorated with four Spanish galleons and three sea monsters. This map is one of the many similar maps that were produced by Jansson and Blaeu. Dutch text on verso.


Condition: B+

A nice impression with light stains and some show-through of text on verso. Short centerfold separations at top and bottom have been archivally repaired.

Estimate: $375 - $450


Closed on 11/28/2012