"L'Amerique Meridionale Divisee en ses Principales Parties", Elwe, Jan Barend
Subject: South America
Period: 1792 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Geographique et Universel
Color: Hand Color
23.8 x 18.2 inches
60.5 x 46.2 cm
This is a handsome and large map of the continent decorated with elaborate title and scale of miles cartouches balancing the lower portion of the map. The continent is divided into the French, Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch possessions. The fourteen coastal Capitaineries created by the Portuguese are delineated in Brazil. The fictitious Mer de Parime is named along with the mythical Manoa el Dorado on its banks. The course of the Amazon is delineated in a fairly accurate manner, yet it shows the river's source in a fascinating, interlacing maze of waterways. The Rio Paraguay erroneously begins in a lake named Xarayes in the middle of Brazil.
Good impression and original color. There is an old paper repair on the bottom fold, else very good.