Auction 161, Lot 450

"A Map of South America with All the European Settlements & Whatever Else Is Remarkable from the Latest & Best Observations", Seale, Richard William

Subject: South America

Period: 1750 (circa)

Publication: Mr. Tindal's Continuation of Mr. Rapin's History

Color: Black & White

Size:
14.9 x 18.6 inches
37.8 x 47.2 cm

Handsome map filled with names of European and Indian cities, forts, castles and gold and silver mines. The spurious Prime Lake sits near Guiana with the fanciful city of Manoa, o el Dorado located on its banks. The Amazon Basin is described by This Country and its Inhabitants are very little known, a note that is also applied to the fictional Iarajes or Xarayes Lake that forms the headwaters of the La Plata. The map is decorated with a lovely rococo cartouche and a compass rose.

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Condition: B

Issued folding on watermarked paper with light offsetting and binding holes in the image along the middle fold.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/8/2017

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