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Auction 174, Lot 356

"Peru", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Peru

Period: 1645 (circa)

Publication: Novus Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 14.9 inches
49 x 37.8 cm
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A large compass rose orients north to the left on this map of the Empire of Peru. It covers the Pacific coast of South America from Ecuador as far south as the Atacama Desert in the northern reaches of Chile. It includes the Potosi silver mines, Titicaca, Cusco, Quito and numerous other towns and villages. The large cartouche incorporates both the title and the distance scales and is decorated with sea shells. The sheet is further decorated with four Spanish galleons and three sea monsters. This map is one of the many similar maps that were produced by Jansson and Blaeu. Latin text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. 1) #9820:1.

Condition: A

Original color on a bright sheet with a short centerfold separation confined to the bottom blank margin that has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/11/2019