"[Lot of 2] Carte de l'Amerique Meridionale, Pour l'Histoire General des Voyages in 8o [and] Amerique Meridionale",
Subject: South America
Period: 1780 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
1) Carte de l'Amerique Meridionale, Pour l'Histoire General des Voyages in 8o, by Jacques Nicolas Bellin (13 x 17.5). This version of Bellin's fine map of South America is larger than the more common version prepared for Prevost's history of voyages. The map provides nice detail of rivers, lakes, mountain ranges and settlements with a large section of the interior of Brazil left mostly blank. The chart includes an ornamental title cartouche that incorporates overflowing cornucopias into the design to represent the wealth of the continent.
2) Amerique Meridionale, by Rigobert Bonne, from Raynal's Atlas de toute les parties… (8.5 x 12.5"). Copper engraved map of the continent with good detail of topography, native tribes, and European settlements. The directions of the trade winds are shown in the oceans.
Some minor surface soil and faint offsetting, still very good.