Auction 178, Lot 249

"Carte de la Terre Ferme, du Perou, du Bresil, et du Pays des Amazones, Dressee sur les Memoires les Plus Nouveaux & les Observations les Plus Exactes", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Northern South America

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique...

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.3 x 15.7 inches
51.6 x 39.9 cm

Handsome map of the northern part of South America based on the cartography of Guillaume Delisle. It is filled with place names and notations speculating about the Indian tribes and the tributaries of the Amazon. The Capitaineries are named in Brazil and the Inca Way (Grand chemin des Ingas) is shown from Chuquisaca in Peru to Pasto in Colombia. A notation in Guyana notes the mythical Lac de Parime on which the golden city of Manoa del Dorado was supposed to be located. The central part of the map (Pays des Amazones) is filled with Indian names.

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Condition: A

A fine impression issued folding, now flat, on a sheet with a Strasburg Bend & Lily watermark. There are a few negligible spots and an extraneous crease. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/10/2020

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