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Auction 168, Lot 379

"La Terre Ferme et le Perou avec le Pays des Amazones et le Bresil dans l'Amerique Meridionale", Fer, Nicolas de

Subject: Northern South America

Period: 1705 (dated)

Publication: L'Atlas Curieux ou le Monde…

Color: Hand Color

13.4 x 9 inches
34 x 22.9 cm

This map of northern South America gives great detail of the Amazon River and its tributaries. Possible connections between the Paraguay River and the Amazon or Sao Francisco Rivers are depicted. Numerous towns are identified, primarily along the coasts, with several notations throughout the map. Adorned with a drape-style cartouche and engraved by Charles Inselin.

References: Pastoureau, FER I [113].

Condition: A

Original outline color that has been refreshed, with later color in the cartouche, on paper with a bunch of grapes watermark.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/6/2018