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Auction 183, Lot 296

"Carte Particuliere du Perou, Plan de la Ville de Lima, Description de Quelques Plantes, Animaux, & Machines du Pays. Avec l'Habillement des Hommes & des Femmes Espagnoles qui y Demeurent", Chatelain, Henry Abraham

Subject: Western South America, Peru

Period: 1720 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Historique

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.9 x 19.3 inches
37.8 x 49 cm
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This interesting folio sheet contains two maps and two engravings surrounded by panels of French text. The top map covers the northwest coast of South America from Panama to northernmost Chili, with detail of towns, rivers, and mountain ranges. The map is flanked by two engravings depicting the people, tools, animals, and plants of the region. At bottom is a bird's-eye plan of Lima showing its fortifications.

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Condition: A

A crisp impression on a bright sheet with a Strasburg Bend & Lily watermark and a few short fold separations in the blank margins.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $80

Closed on 6/9/2021

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