Nr. 1102: Potosi
"Potosi". General view with Cerro Rico, The Silver Mountain. Etching with engraving by Carel Allard, "C. Allard ex. cum Pr. ord. Holl. et Westfries.", Amsterdam c. 1680/90. PM 22 x 28, sheet size 32 x 41,5 cm.
From Allard's rare suite "Orbis habitabilis oppida.." comprising exactly 100 plates. Our view bears the sign. "98" in the upper right corner. - Strong and even impression on Dutch laid paper (Watermark: foolscap) with wide uncut margins. A manuscript No. by an old hand in outer upper left margin,few imperfections in wide margins. Rare and sought after!