Auction 139, Lot 343

"A General Map of South America Drawn From The Best Surveys", Russell, John C.

Subject: South America

Period: 1794 (dated)


Color: Black & White

18 x 14.3 inches
45.7 x 36.3 cm

Detailed map of South America and the lower portion of Central America. Shown are mountains, rivers, lakes, towns and a few roads. A large area in the center of the map is labeled Amazonia. The southern part of present-day Argentina is labeled Patagonia. At the left, along the Equator are the Galapagos Islands. This is one of nine maps engraved by John Russell of London and published in John Reid's An American Atlas. The same nine maps were included in An Historical, Geographical, Commercial and Philosophical View of the American United States by William Winterbotham (1763-1829) published in London in 1795 and 1799 and in New York in 1796 (some maps by other engravers). Reid's An American Atlas was meant to accompany the version of Winterbotham's history published without the maps.


Condition: B

Small insertion tear in left margin that just extends beyond the neatline with some slight offsetting in image. Issued folding and now flat.

Estimate: $120 - $150


Closed on 2/15/2012