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Auction 146, Lot 323

"Peruvia id est, Novi Orbis pars Meridionalis a praestantissima eius in Occidetem Regione sic Appellata", Quad, Matthias von Kinckelbach

Subject: South America

Period: 1598 (dated)

Publication: Fasciculus Geographicus…

Color: Black & White

11.2 x 8.2 inches
28.4 x 20.8 cm
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Handsome map of the whole of South America based on Ortelius. The great southern continent, Terrae Australis, stretches the length of the map at bottom. A large galleon sails the Pacific and a sea monster ornaments the Atlantic, along with a strapwork title cartouche. Stipple engraved oceans and strong engraving make it very attractive. Engraved by Quad, with his initial "Q" at bottom right of title cartouche, as well as the imprint of Johan Bussemacher, who published several of Quad's works. Latin text on verso, published in the rare 1608 edition of Quad's atlas.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #240-85.

Condition: A

A nice impression with wide, original margins.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,700

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 9/4/2013