Auction 162, Lot 388

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

Subject: South America

Period: 1700 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23.7 x 18 inches
60.2 x 45.7 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.

References:

Condition: B+

On watermarked paper with minor toning and soiling.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $200

Closed on 4/26/2017

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