Auction 92, Lot 70

"Mappa Fluxus et Refluxus Rationes in Isthmo Americano, in Freto Magellanico, caeterisque Americae Littoribus Exhibens", Kircher, Athanasius

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 totally 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.

References:

Condition: A

3" tear in South Atlantic, professionally repaired and now nearly invisible. Overall very good with lovely color.

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $750

Closed on 9/13/2000

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