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Auction 189, Lot 314

"America Meridionalis, per sua Regna Provinc: et Ins: Juxta Observation: et Descript Recentis: Divisa et Adornata Cura et Opera", Seutter/Lotter

Subject: South America

Period: 1744 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

10.2 x 7.8 inches
25.9 x 19.8 cm
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Very interesting small map depicting the breadth of the continent too narrowly and the Salomon Islands too near to South America. Place names are abundant, particularly along the coastlines. Routes of Pacific explorers are shown. A huge pictorial cartouche takes in nearly a quarter of the sheet and features a variety of native occupations, a mermaid, sailing ships, and wildlife. Engraved by Tobias Conrad Lotter.

References: Phillips (Atlases) #3494-8.

Condition: B+

Full contemporary color on a sheet with a fleur-de-lis watermark, light soiling, and a few spots of foxing.

Estimate: $190 - $220

Sold for: $140

Closed on 9/14/2022