"Tabula Americae Specialis Geographica Regni Peru, Brasiliae, Terrae Firmae...", Homann Heirs
Subject: Northern South America
Period: 1740 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22 x 19 inches
55.9 x 48.3 cm
This large and beautifully engraved map covers the northern half of South America. It is centered on the valley of the Amazon and delineates the river and its myriad tributaries in particularly fine detail. The map is filled with annotations and place names. In Terra Firma the map locates Caracas, and in Peru scores of cities are named including S. Miguel la Ribera, Cusco, Sevilla del Oro los Xibaros, Payta, Truxillo and Lima. There are extensive notes throughout the interior. The title is enclosed in a very large allegorical cartouche with soldiers, a personified sun burst, and a pot of gold coins.
Watermarked paper with light soiling, several printer's creases at top, some printer's ink residue, and a centerfold separation that enters 1/2" into map at bottom and has been closed on verso with archival tape.