"[Lot of 2] Carte du Perou pour l'Histoire Generale des Voyages [and] 3e Feuille Suite de la Province de Quito au Perou", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Period: 1755-65 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
A. Carte du Perou pour l'Histoire Generale des Voyages, from Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages, circa 1755 (8.2 x 14.5"). A nice map of Peru showing the coast from the Baye de Buenaventura that extends south to the border with Chile. There is excellent detail along the coastline, and many rivers are identified inland. A decorative title cartouche adorns the map. Engraved by Benard. Condition: Issued folding, now pressed, on watermarked paper with one small hole east of Lima. The binding trim at left has been replaced with old paper, and an adjacent binding tear has been archivally repaired. (B+)
B. 3e Feuille Suite de la Province de Quito au Perou, from Le Petit Atlas Maritime…, circa 1765 (14 x 7.4"). This map of northern Peru extends to present-day southern Ecuador. The map is filled with numerous small rivers and the Maranon River is well defined in the east. A few towns are also identified, including Loja (Loxa), Zaruma (Zarnma), and Paita (Payta). Adorned with a decorative title cartouche. Condition: On watermarked paper with minor soiling in wide margins. (A)
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