Auction 153, Lot 401

"L'Amerique Meridionale qui Fait l'Autre Partie des Indes Occidentales Dressee Tres Exactement Suivant les Observations de Mur. De l'Academie Royale des Sciences et sur les Memoires les Plus Nouveaux", Chiquet, Jacques

Subject: South America

Period: 1719 (dated)

Publication: Le Nouveau et Curieux Atlas Geographique et Historique

Color: Hand Color

8.6 x 6.6 inches
21.8 x 16.8 cm

This charming map of the continent presents a great deal of information in its small format. A large, mythical lake Xaraxes is depicted centrally. There is a notation in the Atlantic regarding Magellan's discovery and in the Pacific explaining how the ocean was named for its calm and tranquil waters. The map is decorated with a title cartouche featuring two natives in the Atlantic and a sea battle in the Pacific.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #43-7.

Condition: A

A clean, bright example with original color with minor refreshing on watermarked paper. There are several minute worm holes only visible when held to light.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $210

Closed on 5/20/2015