Auction 169, Lot 377

"[Lot of 2] A Map of South America According to ye Newest and Most Exact Observations [and] A Map of Peru and the West Part of the Country of the Amazones", Moll, Herman

Subject: South America

Period: 1711 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Geographicus

Color: Hand Color

Size:
See Description

A. A Map of South America According to ye Newest and Most Exact Observations (10.3 x 7.2"). This small, but detailed, map extends from Panama to Cape Horn with an inset of the Salomon Islands at lower left. In Guyana, the legendary (and misspelled) Prime Lake is noted on the Equator, while the mythical Iarajes Lake (Xarayes) is prominently depicted at the center of the continent. The map is densely filled with rivers, mountains, and coastal place names.

B. A Map of Peru and the West Part of the Country of the Amazones (7.0 x 10.1"). This map covers present-day Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and western Brazil. The mythical lake Xarayes is shown at right (here spelled Iarajes) and the interior has a note describing that the "Country and its Inhabitans are very little known." Gold mines are located along the Amazon River and The Inca Way is shown from la Plata in Peru to Pasto in Colombia.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) T.MOLL-3a #85 & 88.

Condition: B+

There is light offsetting with some minor staining along the centerfold of each map. Minor edge tears are confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/12/2018

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