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Antique Map of Peru with Lake Titicaca and Cusco: Amer. Mer. Partie du Perou. No. 20 by: Vandermaelen, 1825-27

1825 - 1827 Amer. Mer. Partie du Perou. No. 20

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By: Philippe Marie Vandermaelen

Date: 1825-1827 (Published) Brussels

Dimensions: 19 x 21.5 inches (48.25 x 54.5 cm)

This is an antique map depicting a large portion of Peru in western South America. Countless river systems of the region are denoted, as well as lakes small and large, including Lake Titicaca. Just Northwest of Lake Titicaca lies the ancient Inca capital city of Cuzco. Part of the Andes, the world’s longest mountain chain, is depicted throughout the map. The maps’ most distinguishing qualities include the use of the same scale and projection for each map that was in the original atlas. The consistent nature of these elements allowed said maps to be joined together to form a huge globe measuring over 25 feet in diameter. 

About Philippe Marie Vandermaelen

Born to a wealthy family, Vandermaelen was more interested in cartography than in his father’s business, and was obsessed with maps from a young age. He taught himself mathematics, astronomy, and mapmaking and even plotted the battles of the Napoleonic wars on his own. He made a mark for himself by publishing the first lithographic atlas, his Atlas Universel, which was considered by many to have been one of the most remarkable world atlases ever made. The Atlas was published once, with only 810 copies of it sold. In 1836 for his services to geography and the intellectual community of Belgium, Vandermaelen was knighted.

Condition: This fine lithograph map, a crisp impression on heavy paper with hand colouring, is in A condition.

Inventory #11734

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