"Le Perou et le Cours de la Riviere Amazone, Depuis Ses Sources Jusques a la Mer. Tires de Divers Autheurs et de Diverses Relations", Sanson/Mariette
Subject: Central South America
Period: 1656 (dated)
Publication: Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde...
Color: Hand Color
21.7 x 15.9 inches
55.1 x 40.4 cm
This is the uncommon folio version of Sanson's handsome map of the western part of the continent and the full course of the Amazon. The spurious Lac, ou Mer de Parime is prominent as is the location of the mythical city Manoa el Dorado (city of gold). Fully engraved to show topography, cities and villages. Attractive title cartouche is set on a large urn displaying gold bars and coins. Engraved by Johannes Sommer.
References: Pastoureau, SANSON V .
Original outline color with later color in the cartouche, on paper with a large coat of arms watermark. There are light damps stains at top and a minor fold separation at bottom closed with archival tape.