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Matthias Quad / Johann Bussemachaer:  Peruvia id est, Novi Orbis pars Meridionalis a Praestantissima eius in Occidetem Regione sic Appellata. 1598

Maps of South America


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Title: Peruvia id est, Novi Orbis pars Meridionalis a Praestantissima eius in Occidetem Regione sic Appellata. 1598

Map Maker: Matthias Quad /  Johann Bussemachaer

Place / Date: Cologne / 1600

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 11 x 8 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $1,400.00

Inventory ID: 54018


Description:

One of the earliest obtainable maps of the South American Continent, engraved in Cologne by Johann Bussemacher for Quad.

The map is preceded by the maps of Forlani and De Jode and is one of only a few separate maps of the continent of South America published prior to 1600.

Embellished with sea monsters and sailing ships, a narrow Strait of Magellan is shown, with a large unknown southern continent.  Magellan's ship is illustrated in the Pacific.  Several interesting annotations are shown in Latin.


Condition Description: Minor toning, with a slightly lighter stripe at the center.


References: Zacharakis, 1874; Stylianou, A. & J. 92; BCCF maps 2003 #47; Meurer, P.H. (Cologne) Qua 75.


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