Auction 153, Lot 400

"L'Amerique Meridionale, Suivant les Nouvelles Observations de Messrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences, etc.", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: South America

Period: 1707 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

11.7 x 8.8 inches
29.7 x 22.4 cm

This charming map of the continent shows the routes of explorers in the Pacific, including Magellan, Le Maire, Mendana, and Olivier. A large portion of the interior of Brazil is left blank, with the exception of a note on the rivers in the region and the names of local tribes. The mythical Lac des Xarayes appears centrally. The large figural title cartouche features explorers, natives, a snake, an armadillo, and an alligator.


Condition: B+

Issued folding, now pressed on watermarked paper with light printer's ink residue. Professionally remargined at left with old paper.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $210

Closed on 5/20/2015