"Le Perou Grand Pays de l Amerique Meridionale, dresse sur les obervations de ceux qui l'ont decouvert et tout recemment donne au Public", Aa, Pieter van der
Period: 1720 (circa)
Color: Black & White
13.7 x 11.2 inches
34.8 x 28.4 cm
Very decorative map of Peru and parts of Ecuador and northern Chile. Dense with place names and topographical detail. The map is oriented with north to the left. Lavishly decorated title cartouche with natives, fauna, mermaids and European flags and weaponry.
An ink smudge obscures the details of the naked mermaids - perhaps the result of a past censorship. Otherwise a very fine and clean example.