"[Lot of 2] Suite du Perou Audience de Charcas... [and] The Port of Callao, in the South Sea; with the Adjacent Islands, Rocks & Coasts, to Windward and Leeward, and the Soundings in Fathoms",
Subject: Peru & Lima
Period: 1753-71 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
A. Suite du Perou Audience de Charcas. Pour Servir a l'Histoire des Etablissemens Europeens, by Jacques Nicolas Bellin, dated 1771 (11.8 x 8.6"). This copper-engraved map shows southern Peru from approximately Pisco, Peru to Tocopilla, Chili, and inland to present-day Bolivia. There is nice detail of smaller towns, mountain ranges, rivers, and Lake Titicaca. Condition: Full contemporary color on a bright sheet with a fleur-de-lis watermark and minor foxing along the edges of the sheet. (A)
B. The Port of Callao, in the South Sea; with the Adjacent Islands, Rocks & Coasts, to Windward and Leeward, and the Soundings in Fathoms, by Thomas Jefferys, from Gentleman's Magazine, published 1753, (14.3 x 8.1"). This interesting map covers the present-day Lima Metropolitan Area from the fishing village of Ancon to the fortifications of Calloa and the city of Lima further inland. The map is very detailed with numerous soundings, roads and rivers. There is a decorative cartouche with a ship under full sail and the compass rose orients the chart with north on the left. Reference: Jolly #GENT-82. Condition: Issued folding on watermarked paper with very minor soiling and a chip at right that just touches neatline and has been professionally repaired with old paper. Trimmed close to neatline at bottom. (B+)
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