Auction 160, Lot 443

"Peru", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Peru

Period: 1651 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.4 x 5.8 inches
18.8 x 14.7 cm

Lovely small map of Peru with small portions of present-day Bolivia and Chile. The map is fully engraved to depict the mountainous country and numerous towns and cities of the Inca civilization. A compass rose orients north to the left, and the map is further decorated with two ships, a sea monster, and a strapwork title cartouche. German text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9820:352.1.

Condition: A

Nice impression and color on watermarked paper with minor show-through of text on verso and foxing confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $75

Closed on 11/16/2016