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SOLD Peruvia

SOLD Peruvia

Code: 78600

  • SOLD
  • Date: 1587
  • Condition: AA
  • Colour: Uncoloured
  • Size: 28.5 x 20.9 cm

Title: "Peruvia id est, Novi Orbis pars Meridionalis a praestantissima eius in Occidetem Regione sic Appellata".

A handsome map of the whole of South America based on the Ortelius Americas map state 3. A 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. There are stipple engraved oceans and a strong engraving make it very attractive.

Engraved by Quad, with his initial "Q" at bottom right of title cartouche, as well as the imprint of Johan Bussemacher, who published several of Quad's works. Latin text on verso, published in the rare 1608 edition of Quad's atlas.

A strong impression with wide, original margins.

Ref: Mickwitz & Miekkavaara #240-85.