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Auction 96, Lot 246

"Peru", Gerritsz/De Laet

Subject: Peru

Period: 1630 (circa)


Color: Black & White

15 x 11 inches
38.1 x 27.9 cm
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This great map is a foundation map for later Dutch maps of Peru. The map is the work of Hessel Gerritsz, one of the truly important Dutch cartographers of the 17th century. Most of his work was only done in manuscript and these maps, published by De Laet, are the only Gerritsz maps available to the collector today. The map vividly depicts the mountainous region and the large Lake Titicaca that is dotted with islands. Large strapwork title cartouche and compass rose.


Condition: B

Light foxing and a few scattered tiny worm holes.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/12/2001