"Platte Grond van Lima de Hoofstad van Peru", Tirion, Isaac
Subject: Lima, Peru
Period: 1769 (circa)
Publication: Hedendaagsche Historie, of Tegenwoordigestaat van Amerika
Color: Hand Color
10.3 x 7.3 inches
26.2 x 18.5 cm
This striking plan shows the fortified city of Lima in nice detail. A key below the title identifies the major buildings, including a palace, cathedral, town hall, and hospital. The city is protected on one side by a river while extensive ramparts and suburbs surround the other sides. Tirion's Hedendaagsche Historie was initially conceived as the Dutch edition of Thomas Salmon's Modern History. The work began in 1729, but the text was later expanded and the Hedendaagsche Historie was therefore not completed until 1803.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.TIR-1a #12.
A crisp impression, issued folding on a clean, bright sheet with light toning along the edges of the sheet.