Auction 157, Lot 407

"Nouvelle Carte de Geographie de la Partie Meridionale de l'Amerique Suivant les Plus Nouvelles Observations...", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: South America

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.5 x 17.9 inches
59.7 x 45.5 cm

Superb, large map of South America filled with information concerning various discoveries, expeditions, and colonization. In the Pacific, the routes of Magellan, Schouten & Le Maire, Mendana & Gallego, Sarmiento and Drake are shown. Large keys provide information about the political divisions and the Capitanias of Brazil. Extensive notations exhibit the extent of exploration in the interior. The mythical Lac de Xarayes still appears in the center of the continent.

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Condition: A

A crisp impression on watermarked paper. Issued folding with one tiny fold separation.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/4/2016

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