Auction 90, Lot 60

"Mappa Fluxus et reflxurationes in Isthmus America no in freto Magellanico, caeteris que Americae littoribus exhibens",

Subject: Western Hemisphere

Period: 1670 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
16.2 x 13.5 inches
41.1 x 34.3 cm

Very unusual map depicting all of South America and most of North America. The map is total devoid of political detail with the exception that the floating city of Mexico is shown. Instead, the map features the principals rivers, lakes, mountains and volcanoes in South America. A huge Lake Titicaca is situated in the Andes and nearly that entire mountain range is shown as live volcanoes. Three sailing ships and a strapwork title cartouche adorn the map. Couple of very minor spots, overall very good with lovely color.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $750

Closed on 3/15/2000

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