"Guayane, Terre Ferme, Isles Antilles, et Nlle. Espagne", Brion de la Tour/Desnos
Subject: Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean & Northern South America
Period: 1766 (dated)
Publication: Atlas General, civil, ecclesiastique et militaire
Color: Hand Color
12 x 10.8 inches
30.5 x 27.4 cm
This unusual map focuses on Mexico, Central America, northern South America and all of the islands of the West Indies. There is no topographical detail shown in North America or below the Amazon River. The coloring illustrates the various colonial possessions and symbols locate missions throughout the region. The map is embellished with a rococo-style cartouche and highly decorative borders that were printed from a separate copperplate.
Original color with a few insignificants spots. Remnants of mounting hinges on verso.