Auction 170, Lot 402

"A Map of South America with All the European Settlements & Whatever Else Is Remarkable from the Latest & Best Observations", Seale, Richard William

Subject: South America

Period: 1751 (circa)

Publication: Mr. Tindal's Continuation of Mr. Rapin's History of England...

Color: Hand Color

14.7 x 18.3 inches
37.3 x 46.5 cm

Handsome map filled with names of European and Indian cities, forts, castles and gold and silver mines. The spurious Prime Lake sits near Guiana with the fanciful city of Manoa, o el Dorado located on its banks. The Amazon Basin is described by This Country and its Inhabitants are very little known, a note that is also applied to the fictional Iarajes or Xarayes Lake that forms the headwaters of the La Plata. The map is decorated with a lovely rococo cartouche and a compass rose.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.RAP-2a #14.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now flattened, on paper with a fleur-de-lis watermark. There is minor offsetting, light printer's ink residue, and a few faint stains. Professionally remargined at right with period-correct paper.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $110

Closed on 11/14/2018