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Auction 174, Lot 321

Quad's Ornately Engraved Map of South America

"Peruvia id est, Novi Orbis Pars Meridionalis a Praestantissima eius in Occidentem Regione sic Appellata", Quad, Matthias von Kinckelbach

Subject: South America

Period: 1598 (dated)

Publication: Geographisch Handtbuch...

Color: Hand Color

11.1 x 8.2 inches
28.2 x 20.8 cm
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This handsome map of the whole of South America is based on Ortelius. The great southern continent, Terrae Australis, stretches the length of the map at bottom. A large galleon sails the Pacific, and a sea monster ornaments the Atlantic, along with a strapwork title cartouche. Stipple engraved oceans and strong engraving make it a very attractive map. Engraved by Quad, it includes his initial "Q" at bottom right of title cartouche. The imprint of Johan Bussemacher, who published several of Quad's works, appears at bottom left. German text on verso, published in 1600.

References: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #239-80.

Condition: A

A nice impression on watermarked paper with faint show-through of text on verso and minor toning and soiling confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $1,400 - $1,700

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 9/11/2019