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Auction 195, Lot 393

"Chili, Paraguay, Bresil, Amazones, et Perou", Brion de la Tour/Desnos

Subject: South America

Period: 1766 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

12.3 x 10.9 inches
31.2 x 27.7 cm
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This lovely map covers all of the continent except the extreme northern coast. It details the course of the Amazon River and locates major cities as well as small villages. The mythical Lac Parima is depicted in Guayane and the Falklands are here named Is. Malouines. The map features a large decorative title cartouche and is surrounded by a decorative rococo-style border, printed from a separate plate as the map.


Condition: A

A sharp impression with full contemporary color on a watermarked sheet with a close top margin, as issued. There is an old manuscript ink notation "ou Falkland" beside the island here named "Is. Malouines".

Estimate: $80 - $95

Sold for: $45

Closed on 11/15/2023