"Il Cuscho Citta Principale della Provincia del Peru", Ramusio, Giovanni Battista
Subject: Cusco, Peru
Period: 1565 (circa)
Publication: Terzo Volume delle Navigationi et Viaggi
Color: Hand Color
14.4 x 10.4 inches
36.6 x 26.4 cm
A very early bird's-eye view of the city of Cusco based on Braun & Hogenberg's depiction of the city. Cusco was the capital of the Incan civilization until the Spanish conquest in 1533, led by Francisco Pizarro. Several figures are depicted both inside the city walls and on the hillside and roads leading into the city. The title is presented in a ribbon banner.
A nice impression with marginal soiling and professional repairs to a centerfold separation that enters 1.5" into image at bottom, a tiny hole along the centerfold, and to a few short tears in the bottom blank margin.