South America 1758-1783 by Robert de Vaugondy, Paris
Published in ‘The Atlas Universal ‘ Paris. Vaugondy came from a family of famous French mapmakers, descendent of Nicolas Sanson.
Decorative cartouche with a native and alligator. Surrounded by fruits and vegetables.
Maps shows a South America before the wars of Independence. Patagonia is called ‘Terre Magellanique’. A fictional lake is still shown on the center of the continent. Despite a few unknowns the map is very detailed and highly accurate for the time. Brazil is shown without most of its present Amazon territory.
Important note on condition
* Condition is fair only, damages in many locations. Tiny holes. Mostly covered by tape on verso. Strong crease marks and folds. Inspect pictures carefully. Suitable for framing.
Measures 23 x 18 1/2”.
Some hand coloring.
SKU: R#833 Category: MAPS