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Auction 152, Lot 349

"Plan de la Ville et Cite de St. Francois de Quito...", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Quito, Ecuador

Period: 1754 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

12.8 x 7.2 inches
32.5 x 18.3 cm
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This lovely town plan of Quito, Ecuador identifies significant churches, parishes, monastic establishments, and government and municipal buildings with a lettered and numbered key at left. A cross on the map at left pinpoints El Panecillo, a hill of volcanic origin, and the location of a temple which the Indians used to worship the sun. The hill is now the site of the city's iconic Madonna of Quito monument.


Condition: A

A nice impression, issued folding with attractive color, one tiny spot of foxing, and a hint of offsetting.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $160

Closed on 2/18/2015