"[Lot of 2] The Port of Callao, in the South Sea; with the Adjacent Islands, Rocks & Coasts, to Windward and Leeward, and the Soundings in Fathoms [and] A Plan of Lima",
Subject: Lima and Callao, Peru
Period: 1744-53 (circa)
Color: Black & White
A. The Port of Callao, in the South Sea; with the Adjacent Islands, Rocks & Coasts, to Windward and Leeward, and the Soundings in Fathoms, by Thomas Jefferys, from Gentleman's Magazine, published 1753 (14.3 x 8.1"). This interesting map covers the present-day Lima Metropolitan Area from the fishing village of Ancon to the fortifications of Callao and the city of Lima further inland. The map is very detailed with numerous soundings, roads, and rivers. There is a decorative cartouche with a ship under full sail and the compass rose orients the chart with north on the left. Ref: Jolly #GENT-82. Condition: A crisp impression issued folding on a watermarked sheet with a binding trim to the neatline at bottom left, minor offsetting, and faint toning along one fold. There are remnants of hinge tape on verso.
B. A Plan of Lima, by John Harris, from Navigantium, circa 1744 (8.5 x 7.7"). A lovely bird's-eye plan of the city of Lima with a numbered key at bottom identifying 30 locations on the map. This sheet was published with a view of Potosi at bottom, which has been removed from this example. Ref: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.HARR-1a #5.1. Condition: Remargined at bottom with old paper and remnants of hinge tape on verso.
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