Peru


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3672Amedee Frezier's plan of the Peruvian port city of Ilo .DetailsFrezier, Amedee1717
Plan of the anchorage at Ilo, Peru
Frezier, Amedee
1717
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$325.00Frezier--AmedeePlan-of-the-anchorage-at-Ilo--PeruFrezier's plan of the Peruvian port city of Ilo (Ylo), the capital of Ylo province. Frezier made a reconnaisance mission to the coast of South America from 1712-1714. Posing as a trader or merchant captain, Frezier sketched harbor defenses and gathered information on the military preparedness of each port visited. <br></br> Includes a coastal elevation view and several drawings of a mill probably for sugar cane. Key at top right relates to locations identified on the plan. North is oriented to the left. <br></br> Amédée Frézier (1682 – 1773) was an French explorer, military engineer, mathematician, and spy. This plan of Ylo, Peru is from Frezier's 1717 account of his travels published in French in 1717: "Relation du voyage de la mer du Sud, aux côtes du Chili, du Pérou et de Brésil, fait pendant les années 1712, 1713, et 1714".
5151Antique engraved sea chart of the west coast of Peru.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1882
Chart of South America West Coast Callao Lima Pisco Bay
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1882
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$350.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeChart-of-South-America-West-Coast-Callao-Lima-Pisco-BayAntique engraved sea chart of the west coast of Peru based on explorations by the ship Beagle. Coverage includes a wide stretch of coast that includes Callao (the port for Lima, Peru), and Pisco Bay with the Ballestas Islands (Ballista). Last corrections 1882. These charts are increasingly scarce. <br></br> This fine chart contains seven engraved inset coastal elevation views with features that include Huacho Head, Hormigas Rocks, Salinas Point, Calavera Head, and Mount Lechuza. Two inset harbors charts: Ancon Bay and Chincha Hills. <br></br> Published by the Admiralty September, 15th 1840. Sold by J. D. Potter. Engraved by J. & C. Walker. Chart number 1323. <br></br> Faint blue stamped sellers label for Phillip, Son & Nephew, Liverpool.