Auction 156, Lot 383

"L'Amerique Meridionale Dressee sur les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences & Quelques Autres, & sur les Memoires les Plus Recens", Delisle/Schenk

Subject: South America

Period: 1708 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.3 x 17.8 inches
59.2 x 45.2 cm

This large copper engraved map shows the continent with good detail and has interesting notations concerning the explorations of the interior. The tracks of several voyages are shown in the Pacific. The mythical Lac des Xarayes appears in the center of the continent. The large decorative title cartouche is flanked by natives. The map is based on the work of Guillaume Delisle, who is credited in the title cartouche.

References:

Condition: B+

A crisp impression with full original color and a few minor spots of foxing. Short centerfold separations at top and bottom have been archivally repaired. There is a light bluish shadow in the image along the centerfold that is caused by our scanner and does not appear on the map itself.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 2/17/2016

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