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La Ville de Potosi, en Perou

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A dramatic view of the Peruvian (now Bolivian) silver-mining town of Potosi, with the silver mountain looming in the background behind the town and its mills for grinding and cleaning the precious ore. In Spanish, "Potosi" has become a synonym for fabulous wealth. A strong, dark impression in a beautifully preserved exemplar.
Item Number: G231
Cartographer: van der Aa
Place & Date: Leiden / 1707
Size: 13 5/8" x 11 1/4"
Condition: b&w; a repaired tear in the wide left margin; some wrinkling and fraying along the edges of the margins
Price: SOLD