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Auction 94, Lot 199

"Peruvia id est, Novi Orbis pars Meridionalis…", Quad, Matthias von Kinckelbach

Subject: South America

Period: 1598 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

11 x 8.2 inches
27.9 x 20.8 cm
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Handsome map of the whole of South America based on Ortelius. The great southern continent, 'Terrae Australis' stretches the length of the map at bottom. A large galleon sails the Pacific and a sea monster ornaments the Atlantic, along with a strapwork title cartouche. Stipple engraved oceans and strong engraving make it very attractive.


Condition: A

Fine example of this uncommon map, evenly toned with lovely color.

Estimate: $900 - $1,000

Sold for: $1,500

Closed on 3/7/2001