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GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.,  [The strange sheep-like creatures that carried the silver .], antique map, old maps GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY. - [The strange sheep-like creatures that carried the silver .]
Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633, Uncoloured.. 145x185mm. Copper plate engraving on text sheet. Paper lightly browned as usual, lower right margin missing, white tape repair to lower margin, stains and soling to margins etc.
Size of sheet : 345 x 217 mm. German text.
When the Spanish discovered the silver mines of Potosí, they organised the transporting of the rich ore, westward by llama trains across the Altiplano and down to Arica on the coast, to be transported by ship to Panama.
These strange creatures would sit down when angered or overburdened and, n...
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Estimate
($ 60 - 80)

Bid received
$ 45
Condition:
Condition Rating: 5
GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.,  [How the Indians mined the silver at Pitosi.], antique map, old maps GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY. - [How the Indians mined the silver at Pitosi.]
Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633, Uncoloured.. 145x185mm. Copper plate engraving on text sheet. Paper lightly browned as usual, lower left margin missing, wax? stains and soling to margins etc.
Size of sheet : 345 x 217 mm. German text.
The mountain shown here is probably the Cerro Rico, which stand above the city of Potosí and has the distinction of being the richest mountain in all the Americas.
The Indians, who had a day and a night shift, hacked the ore out of the rock. They worked about a hundred and fifty fathoms down a...
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Estimate
($ 60 - 100)

Starting bid
$ 40
Condition:
Condition Rating: 5