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Auction 167, Lot 242

"Peruani Regni Descriptio", Wytfliet, Cornelis

Subject: Peru

Period: 1597 (circa)

Publication: Histoire Universelle des Indes...

Color: Hand Color

11.3 x 8.9 inches
28.7 x 22.6 cm

This important early map of Peru is finely engraved with numerous cities located throughout. Lake Titicaca is elongated and joined with Aulaga Lake. The map is embellished with a large strapwork title cartouche and a stipple engraved sea. This is the second state of the map, with the date removed from the title cartouche. The first state appeared in Wytfliet's Descriptionis Ptolemaicae Augmentum… in 1597, which is considered the earliest atlas to focus on the Americas. This edition is from the first French translation of Wytfliet's important atlas.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #309-6.

Condition: B+

A dark impression with light toning on paper with a crowned lion watermark. There are faint damp stains and a small hole in blank margins, far from map image.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 3/28/2018