Auction 110, Lot 292

"South America from Original Documents, including the Survey by the Officers of H.M. Ships Adventure and Beagle…", Arrowsmith, John

Subject: South America

Period: 1842 (dated)

Publication: London Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.2 x 24 inches
48.8 x 61 cm

In Arrowsmith's fashion, this is a remarkably detailed and finely engraved chart of the continent. Absolutely filled with topographical detail throughout the interior, hundreds of towns and villages, and an amazing amount of information along the coastlines. Insets of the Galapagos Islands, Port San Carlos, Falkland Islands, and a large inset that delineates Patagonia with more detail than possible on the main map. Three distance scales are provided: English miles, and Spanish and Portuguese leagues.


Condition: A

Fine impression and original outline coloring. Original margins with paper label at tabbed notch still attached. Light offsetting at sides and a couple other areas, hint of centerfold toning, overall very good.

Estimate: $300 - $350


Closed on 3/2/2005