Auction 146, Lot 349

"Le Perou et le Cours de la Riv.re Amazone", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Peru & Amazon River

Period: 1683 (published)

Publication: L'Amerique en Plusieurs Cartes…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.1 x 8.1 inches
28.2 x 20.6 cm

Handsome map of the western part of the continent and the full course of the Amazon. The spurious Lac, ou Mer de Parime is prominent as is the location of the mythical city Manoa el Dorado (city of gold). Fully engraved to show topography, cities and villages and decorated with an attractive strapwork title cartouche. Although his imprint does not appear on this map, all of the maps in the 1683 edition were re-engraved by Antoine de Winter.

References: Pastoureau, SANSON II F.

Condition: A

A nice impression with a narrow top margin, as issued.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/4/2013

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