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Auction 154, Lot 311

"Audience de Guatimala", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Central America

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication: Description de Tout l'Univers

Color: Hand Color

10.9 x 7.3 inches
27.7 x 18.5 cm
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Lovely small map that illustrates the region from the Yucatan to the Gulf of Panama. It is nicely detailed, although much of the topography is still incorrect. Lago de Nicaragua has an east-west orientation. It was reduced from Sanson's folio map of 1662 and retains the same level of detail. Although his imprint does not appear on this map, this map was re-engraved by Antoine d'Winter.

References: Kapp (MCC-103) #11, plt. IV; Pastoureau, SANSON II F.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, with attractive color on watermarked paper, very light offsetting, and a few faint spots of foxing.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $80

Closed on 9/16/2015