Auction 134, Lot 347

"South America agreeable to the most approved Maps and Charts", Kitchin, Thomas

Subject: South America

Period: 1782 (circa)

Publication: New Complete … System of Geography

Color: Hand Color

Size:
15 x 13.3 inches
38.1 x 33.8 cm

Attractive small map of the continent with good detail of rivers and mountains. Much of the Amazonia region and interior Brazil is mostly blank. The map extends to part of Central America, and the Africa coastline with Cape Verde Islands. In the South Atlantic, a tiny coastline labeled Terra Australis is shown. In the Pacific, the Galapagos Islands are well depicted and to the south there is a small coastline of Easter Island labeled Land seen by Capt. Davis in 1686. Title cartouche is decorated with a native, wildlife and an erupting volcano.

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Condition: B+

Toned with some minor offsetting and a couple short fold separations closed with archival tape.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $70

Closed on 12/1/2010

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