The Old Print Shop

Callao de Lima.

  • ARTIST: Arnoldus Montanus

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Jacob van Meurs, Amsterdam.

  • MEDIUM: Copper plate engraving,

    DATE: 1671.

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 11 1/4 x 13 3/4" (285 x 349 mm).

  • DESCRIPTION: A fine view of Lima, Peru, from Montanus' "De Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld: of Beschryving van America." Founded by Pizarro in 1535, Lima became the focal point of Spanish expansion in South America. It became the capital of the Spanish Empire's most extensive Viceroyalty, and one of the richest towns in the colony.


  • CONDITION: Fair condition. Stain within image.