"Amerique Meridionale, Dressee, sur les Memoires les Plus Recents et Assujetie aux Observations Astronomique", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier
Subject: South America
Period: 1776 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Universel
Color: Hand Color
23.5 x 18.8 inches
59.7 x 47.8 cm
Nice engraving of the continent with good detail of rivers and lakes and numerous place names, mostly along the coast. Many of the mythical geographical elements are absent, although Lago de los Xarayes still remains. The beginning outline of a land area west of San Felix-San Ambrosio Islands is noted as discovered by Davis. The Falkland Islands are also not fully delineated. The map is adorned with a decorative title cartouche with an Indian maiden, parrot, and alligator and a rococo-style distance cartouche. This is the third state.
References: Pedley #487; Mickwitz, vol 2, #245-101.
Original outline color on watermarked paper with light toning along centerfold. There are damp stains in blank margins that just enter map image at top and bottom.