Auction 95, Lot 196

"America Meridionalis per sua Regna Province: et Ins: juxta observation: et descript recentis divisa et adornata cura et opera", Seutter/Lotter

Subject: South America

Period: 1740 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.1 x 7.8 inches
25.7 x 19.8 cm

Very interesting small map depicting the breadth of the continent too narrowly and the Salomon Islands too near to South America. The map is jammed with placenames, particularly along the coastlines. Routes of Pacific explorers are shown. A huge (uncolored) pictorial cartouche takes in nearly a quarter of the sheet. It features various native occupations, a mermaid, sailing ships and wildlife.

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Condition: A

Estimate: $375 - $425

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/13/2001

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