"A New Map of South America, Shewing it's General Divisions, Chief Cities & Towns; Rivers, Mountains &c.", Wells, Edward
Subject: South America
Period: 1700 (circa)
Publication: A New Sett of Maps Both of Antient and Present Geography
Color: Hand Color
19 x 14.3 inches
48.3 x 36.3 cm
Handsome map of South America with little detail except for missions and notes concerning European discoveries such as a note in Brazil that the Portuguese discovered the region about 1501 but possess "little more than the coasts; the inland parts being inhabited by Barbarous Nations who still maintain their freedom." A very large elaborate title cartouche features the British coat of arms and is dedicated to William Duke of Gloucester, who was Wells' student at Oxford. Engraved by Benjamin Cole.
Fine impression and lovely color. Some extraneous creases and a few tiny spots of foxing.