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Auction 196, Lot 81

"Americae", Peeters, Jacques

Subject: Western Hemisphere - America

Period: 1692 (published)

Publication: L'Atlas en Abrege, ou Nouvelle Description du Monde

Color: Hand Color

7.3 x 6.1 inches
18.5 x 15.5 cm
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This small map of the Americas features California as an island with a coastline of Terra Esonis stretching toward Asia. In South America the mythical Lake Parime dominates the region of Guiana. The cartouche features an Amazonian queen and traders buying sugar cane and gold. Engraved by Jacob Harrewyn.

References: McLaughlin #110, State 2; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.PEET-1a #9.

Condition: A

A crisp impression with a hint of toning.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/7/2024