1750 De Vaugondy - Amerique Meridionale, dressée, sur les Mémoires les plus récents et assujétie aux observations astronomique

SOLD: Mid-18th century French map of South America

Title:

Amerique Meridionale, dressée, sur les Mémoires les plus récents et assujétie aux observations astronomique

Map maker:

DidierRobert de Vaugondy

Place and Year:

Paris, 1750

Dimensions:

48 x 59 cm (18¾ x 23¼ in)

Technique:

Copperplate engraving

Coloring:

Hand colored

Condition Rating:

VG+

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DETAILS

Map of South America reflecting European contemporary European knowledge of the geography and political divisions of the continent in the mid-18th century. It features good detail of rivers and lakes, along with numerous place names, mostly along the coast.

The map is adorned with two cartouches, one in Rococo-style containing scale information and and larger title cartouche with an Indian maiden, a parrot, South American produce, and an alligator.

CONDITION NOTES

Some faint foxing and slight soiling; very good.

IDENTIFIER

NL-00121

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