Auction 149, Lot 389

"Plano Scenographico, dela Ciud.d delos Reyes, o Lima Capital delos Reynos del Peru", Ulloa, Antonio de

Subject: Lima, Peru

Period: 1748 (circa)

Publication: Relacion Historica del Viaje a la America Meridional...

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21 x 14.8 inches
53.3 x 37.6 cm

This intricate plan of fortified Lima appeared in Antonio de Ulloa and Jorge Juan's Relacion Historica del Viaje a la America Meridional..., a seminal work on South American geography, culture, and history written by the two scientists after nearly a decade spent exploring the continent. A bird's-eye view filled with detail, the plan includes a key split between two decorative cartouches that lists 70 notable locations within the city.

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Condition: B+

Issued folding with light soiling largely confined to the blank margins, a few tiny holes at fold intersections, and one fold separation entering 2" into the neatline at right that has been closed with archival tape.

Estimate: $550 - $700

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Closed on 5/21/2014

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