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Auction 165, Lot 370

"L'America Meridionale Nuovamente Corretta, et Accresciuta Secondo...", Sanson/Rossi

Subject: South America

Period: 1677 (dated)

Publication: Mercurio Geografico...

Color: Hand Color

21.7 x 15.5 inches
55.1 x 39.4 cm

This attractive map of South America is based upon Sanson's map of the region. The relatively unknown Amazon region is left without speculation. However, the mythical Lag. Di Parime, with Manoa Dorado (city of gold) on its western shore, appears in Guyana. The various captaincy settlements in Brazil are named and there is considerable detail of towns and cities. The decorative title cartouche is engraved on a blanket held up by two Indians. This is the first state, engraved by Giorgio Widman.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.ROSS-1a #7.

Condition: B+

A dark impression on paper with a compass watermark, light soiling, some printer's ink residue, and light scattered foxing.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 11/15/2017