"[Lot of 2] South America from the Best Authorities [and] A Correct Chart of the Coasts of South America from the Equator to Cape Horn Engraved for Malham's Naval Gazetteer",
Subject: South America
Period: 1792-1804 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
A handsome lot of two maps that depict all of the primary harbors around the coast of South America, the Falkland Islands, and the Strait of Magellan, which separates Terra del Fuego from Patagonia. Additionally, the maps locate the Amazon River, the Rio de la Plata and Buenos Ayres, Salvador, and Cape Horn. The first map includes the entire continent with part of Central America and provides good detail inland. The second map extends north just to the equator, with detail mostly confined to the coasts, and contains a decorative compass rose with a fleur-de-lys and radiating rhumb lines.
A. South America from the Best Authorities, by Thomas Kitchin, circa 1792 (8.8 x 7.4"). Condition: Issued folding, now pressed with some minor offsetting. (A)
B. A Correct Chart of the Coasts of South America from the Equator to Cape Horn Engraved for Malham's Naval Gazetteer, by Rev. John Malham, from The Naval Gazetteer, circa 1804 (7.3 x 9.2"). Condition: Issued folding, now pressed with light foxing and soiling. (B+) Reference: McCorkle (Maps in 18th Century Geography Books) #253, Vol. I-6.
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