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Auction 146, Lot 354

"Peru", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Peru

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.2 x 14.8 inches
48.8 x 37.6 cm
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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.


Condition: B

Original color with wide margins, light toning and scattered foxing. A very short centerfold separation in bottom blank margin has been closed on verso with old paper.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $170

Closed on 9/4/2013