Auction 148, Lot 395

"L'Amerique Meridionale Dressee sur les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences & Quelques Autres...", Delisle/Covens & Mortier

Subject: South America

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

22.9 x 18.1 inches
58.2 x 46 cm

This large copper engraved map shows the continent with good detail and has interesting notations concerning the explorations of the interior. The tracks of several voyages are shown in the Pacific. The mythical Lac des Xarayes appears in the center of the continent. The large decorative title cartouche is flanked by natives. The map is based on the work of Guillaume Delisle, who is credited in the title cartouche.


Condition: A

Original color with a couple of insignificant spots. There are some shadows that appear in the image that are caused by our scanner, and do not appear on the map itself.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 2/19/2014