South America Continent European Colonies city of gold El Dorado 1683 Sanson mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(South America, Terra Firma, Columbia, Brazil, Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego, Bolivia).
Issued 1683, Pairs by Sanson.
Late 17th century engraved map. Large cartouche lower right.
The mythical city of gold El Dorado is located on the western coastline of the large lake Parimo near Venezuela.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Original fold line as issued.
Sheet measures c. 9 1/2" H x 14" W.
Engraved area measures c. 8" H x 10 3/4" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 4.