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Auction 92, Lot 219

"Descripcion de las Yndias de Mediodia", Herrera y Tordesillas, Antonio de

Subject: South America

Period: 1601 (circa)

Publication: Descripcion de las Indias Occidentalis

Color: Black & White

11.5 x 8.5 inches
29.2 x 21.6 cm

Antonio de Herrera Y Tordelisllas was the official historian of Spain and the Indies. He compiled a history of the Spanish conquests and early explorations in the Americas, which included this simply engraved map of the continent. The map is largely derived from the manuscript charts of Juan Lopez de Velasco. The continent is dominated by the huge "R. de los Amazona" and R. de la Plato" and the western mountain range. The "Meridiano de la de Marcacion", which divided the non-Christian world between Spain and Portugal, is shown.


Condition: A

A bit of excess inking in plate and a couple of worm holes in margins (two with old repairs), else fine.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $700

Closed on 9/13/2000