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Title: La descrittione di tutto il Peru.
Published: Venice, 1565

Size: 18.8 x 13.6 inches.
47.7 x 34.5 cm.
Colouring: Uncoloured.
Condition:  Left and upper margin cut slightly into the scale border. The left border with contemporarily extended margins. The right and lower border with generous margins. Very good and dark impression.
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The only map of South America showing the whole of Florida in the northwest, some of the Gulf of Mexico, some of Central America, Bermuda and the West Indies, and all the way south to Terra del Fuego, the ocean decorated with a compass rose lower left.
The title and dedication within a fine mannerist strapwork cartouche upper right . In South America with many rivers all named, the source of River Perla is named Lago.
The topographical image differs strongly from the influential 1562 wall-map of America by Diego Gutierrez. For instance, the form of the Amazon with a series of overemphasized curves has disappeared. But in all and especially in the southern part, the proportions are gravely distorted.
The engraving of this map is attributed to Paolo Forlani.

The first large-scale delineation of South America to appear in print and the only Lafreri school map of South America. A landmark in the mapping of South America, this is the largest and most detailed delineation of that continent published to date.
Collector's item.

An unique opportunity to acquire a fine example from the Lafreri school [+]

Reference: Tooley (Italian Atlases), 93. Meurer, 190..

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Item category: America | South America

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Item category: America | South America

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