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Auction 92, Lot 223

"Descripcion del Destricto del Audiencia de Lima", Herrera y Tordesillas, Antonio de

Subject: Peru

Period: 1601 (circa)

Publication: Descripcion de las Indias Occidentalis

Color: Black & White

9.5 x 7.8 inches
24.1 x 19.8 cm
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Antonio de Herrera Y Tordelisllas was the official historian to the King of Spain. He compiled a history of the Spanish conquests in the Americas which included this map of Peru. "Cajamarca" (Caxamalca), where Atahualpa was captured by Pizarro is shown to the north and "Ayacucho" (Guamanga) and Cuzco are located between the Eastern and Western Cordilleras of the Andes. Although simply engraved, it is a nice example of scarce Spanish cartography.


Condition: A

Some ink smudges in margins, map very fine.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/13/2000