Auction 92, Lot 224

"Peru", Hondius/Blaeu

Subject: Peru

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.3 x 14.7 inches
49 x 37.3 cm

Beautifully engraved map with north oriented to the left. The map includes the Potosi silver mines, Atacma desert, Titicaca, Cusco, Quito and numerous other towns and villages. The large strapwork cartouche incorporates both the title and the distance scales. It is further decorated with four Spanish galleons, a large compass rose, and three sea monsters.

References:

Condition: B

Lovely old color with a bit of staining along centerfold, else very good.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $500

Closed on 9/13/2000

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