Auction 145, Lot 397

"Peru", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Peru

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19 x 14.8 inches
48.3 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. French text on verso.

References:

Condition: A

A fine impression and attractive color on watermarked paper with wide margins. There is just a hint of toning along centerfold, and minor show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/12/2013

Archived