"[Lot of 3] Pais qui sont aux Environs de la Riviere de la Plata et du Pais des Patagons [and] Chili, Paraguay, Bresil, Amazones, et Perou [and] Amerique Meridionale",
Subject: South America
Period: 1684-1780 (circa)
A. Pais qui sont aux Environs de la Riviere de la Plata et du Pais des Patagons, by Alain Manesson Mallet, from Beschreibung des Gantzen Welt-Kreisses, circa 1684, black & white (3.9 x 5.7"). Shows nearly the entire continent but focuses on the region of the River de la Plata. The title cartouche, which obscures the northern part of the continent, is flanked by two cherubs and is draped with reptiles. Four ships sail in the seas, two engaged in a battle. References: King (2nd ed.) pp 152-53; Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET I B. Condition: Faint offsetting from an opposing page, mostly confined to the blank margins.
B. Chili, Paraguay, Bresil, Amazones, et Perou, by Louis Charles Desnos, dated 1766, hand color (12.3 x 11.1"). Lovely map covering all of the continent except the extreme northern coast. Large decorative title cartouche and ornate border. Condition: Original color with a tiny fold separation at bottom, just touching border and light toning along the edges of the sheet.
C. Amerique Meridionale, by Rigobert Bonne, circa 1780, black & white (8.3 x 12.4"). This detailed map shows extensive river systems and mountain ranges throughout the continent, much of which is spurious. A very later remnant of the mythical L. Parime appears in Guinea. Condition: A few spots of foxing confined to the blank margins.
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