"Le Perou et le Cours de la Rivre. Amazone", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: Peru & Amazon River
Period: 1700 (circa)
Publication: Description de Tout l'Univers
Color: Hand Color
11.1 x 8.1 inches
28.2 x 20.6 cm
Handsome map of the western part of the continent and the full course of the Amazon. The spurious Lac, ou Mer de Parime is prominent as is the location of the mythical city Manoa el Dorado (city of gold). Fully engraved to show topography, cities and villages and decorated with an attractive strapwork title cartouche. Although his imprint does not appear on this map, this map was re-engraved from Sanson's 1657 map by Antoine de Winter.
References: Pastoureau, SANSON II F.
A dark, crisp impression, issued folding, with minor printer's ink residue at left. Remargined with old paper at top with a portion of neatline replaced in facsimile.