"A Map of South America with all the European Settlements & whatever else is remarkable from the latest & best Observations", Seale, Richard William
Subject: South America
Period: 1732 (circa)
Publication: The History of England…
Color: Hand Color
14.8 x 18.3 inches
37.6 x 46.5 cm
Handsome map filled with names of European and Indian cities, forts, castles and gold and silver mines. The spurious Prime Lake sits near Guiana with the fanciful city of Manoa, o el Dorado located on its banks. The Amazon Basin is described by This Country and its Inhabitants are very little known, a note that is also applied to the fictional Iarajes or Xarayes Lake that forms the headwaters of the La Plata. The map is decorated with a lovely rococo cartouche and a compass rose.
Nicely remargined at right with neatline reinstated and some faint offsetting in map.