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Auction 150, Lot 386

"[Lot of 3] Johnson's Venezuela. New Granada, Ecuador, Peru & Bolivia, Chile and Guiana [and] Peru [and] Peru and Bolivia", Johnson & Ward

Subject: Western South America

Period: 1815-65 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

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A. Johnson's Venezuela. New Granada, Ecuador, Peru & Bolivia, Chile and Guiana, by Johnson & Ward, circa 1865 (16.0 x 12.7"). This detailed map of northwestern South America extends as far south as Bolivia on the western coast. Two insets show a map of Chili and a bird's-eye view of Lima, Peru. The map is decorated with views of the city of Valparaiso and Juan Fernandez and strapwork borders. Condition: Original color with light toning and a few tiny tears and chips along sheet edges.

B. Peru, by Mathew Carey, from Carey's General Atlas, circa 1815 (10.5 x 15.3"). This map extends from Quito in the north to just south of Lake Titicaca. A few towns and roads are shown, and there is great detail of the extensive river system and mountainous topography in the region. An inset in the Atlantic depicts the eastern border of Peru. Condition: Original color with wide margins, light toning along centerfold, and a few minor spots. A small chip along centerfold in right blank margin has been closed with archival tape.

C. Peru and Bolivia, by Joseph Hutchins Colton, dated 1855 (15.6 x 12.7"). A detailed atlas map of Peru and Bolivia, with good detail of towns, political boundaries, rivers, and topography. The map includes a small inset with a bird's-eye plan of Lima, Peru and is adorned with a decorative border. Condition: Light toning along the edges of the sheet and a few tiny spots in the image.


Condition: B+

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Estimate: $100 - $140


Closed on 9/17/2014