Date of first edition: 1630 (Willem Blaeu in Atlantis Appendix)
Date of this map: 1643-1650
Dimensions (without margins): 37,5 x 49,4 cm
Dimensions (including margins): 44,5 x 58 cm
Condition: Excellent. Sharp copper engraving. Centre fold as published. Very wide margins. Nice colouring
Condition rating: A
Verso: text in French
Map reference: van der Krogt, 9820:2.2
From: Théâtre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas; van der Krogt, 2:212-3
Peru in the 17th century
Blaeu presents a splendid map of Peru in the 17 century. The map appeared for the first time in the Atlantis Appendix of Willem Blaeu in 1630. This copy was published by his son Joan in the French version of the Atlas Novus in 1643-1650.
One easily recognizes Lake Titicaca and the coastal town of “Los Reyes” (best to see on third detail). Lima was founded on 18 January 1535 by Pizarro as Ciudad los Reyes . Even before the Inca living here in the 15th century, a famous oracle in the Rímac valley had come to be known as Lima.
On the fourth and last detail Ecaudor with cities Quito and Guayaquil is shown.
Bay of All Saints (with inset of Salvador Brazil) – Bahia de Todos los Sanctosby Joan BlaeuPrice (without VAT): €700,00 / $819,00 / £637,00
A magnificent chart of Todos os Santos Bay in Brazil, with a detailed inset plan of Salvador and a scroll title cartouche.
Cuzco (Inca capital) – Il Cuscho Citta Principale Della Provincia del Peruby Giovanni Battista RamusioPrice (without VAT): €850,00 / $994,50 / £773,50
Rare first edition (block destroyed by fire)