"Carte de l'Amerique Meridionale", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: South America
Period: 1780 (circa)
Publication: La Harpe's l'Histoire Generale des Voyages
Color: Hand Color
13 x 17.5 inches
33 x 44.5 cm
This is a larger version of Bellin's fine map of South America than the more common version prepared for Prevost's history of voyages. The map provides nice detail of rivers, lakes, mountain ranges and settlement with a large section of the interior of Brazil left mostly blank. The chart includes an ornamental title cartouche designed with leaf, fruit & scroll motifs, and a compass rose with fleur-de-lis motif.
Issued folded in quarters with fold intersections reinforced with archival tape. Bit of faint offsetting that can be easily erased.