Auction 144, Lot 128

"[Lot of 3] Carte de la Guyane, pour Servir l'Histoire Generale des Voyages [and] Carte du Bresil, Prem. Partie. Depuis la Riviere des Amazones jusqu'a la Baye de Tous les Saints... [and] Suite du Bresil pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Eastern South America

Period: 1757 (circa)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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A nice lot of three covering South America's eastern coast from just above Georgetown, Guyana to present-day Uruguay. The first two maps primarily show coastal detail with the interior region noted as being unknown and the domain of the Tapuyas Indian nation. The second map includes the Amazon River and extends south to the Bay of All Saints in Salvador, while the third map shows the coast from just below Sao Paulo to the mouth of the Rio de la Plata, and provides more information on the interior. All maps are adorned with a decorative title cartouche featuring scroll, flower, and leaf motifs.

A. Carte de la Guyane, pour Servir l'Histoire Generale des Voyages (12.6 x 9.2"). Condition: Just a hint of toning along centerfold and faint offsetting. (A)

B. Carte du Bresil, Prem. Partie. Depuis la Riviere des Amazones jusqu'a la Baye de Tous les Saints, pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages (12.8 x 9.5"). Condition: Watermarked paper with a hint of toning along centerfold and a few tiny spots. (B+)

C. Suite du Bresil pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages (6.8 x 9.3"). Condition: Some faint toning along sheet edges in blank margins. (A)

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Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $150

Closed on 4/3/2013

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