"Carte du Cours du Maragnon ou de la Grande Riviere des Amazones…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Northern South America
Period: 1760 (circa)
Color: Black & White
14.8 x 7 inches
37.6 x 17.8 cm
This interesting map is usually referred to as "the first scientific map of the Amazon". It shows the expedition in 1743-44 of Charles-Marie La Condamine, a French scientist and explorer. His was the first scientific account of the Amazon, including notes on how the native used curare for poison, and introduced rubber trees to Europe.
Close trimmed at binding side with a tiny tear just entering neatline and repaired with archival tape. Very faint offsetting, else crisp and clean.