Auction 103, Lot 250

"South America", Thomson, John

Subject: South America

Period: 1814 (dated)

Publication: New General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

20 x 23 inches
50.8 x 58.4 cm

A finely engraved and very detailed map of the continent. Details include mountains, watershed, topography, villages and towns. Interesting notations within map include "These Parts are Unknown", in Brazil, "These Parts Have Not Been Explored" near the headwater of the Amazon, and "This Country is Uninhabited" in Argentina. Bolivia has not yet formed and is still part of a huge La Plata province.

References: Phillips (A) 731-69.

Condition: B

Light scattered toning, else very good.

Estimate: $200 - $250


Closed on 6/11/2003