"Terre-Ferme Perou, Bresil Pays de l'Amazone", Robert de Vaugondy, Didier
Subject: Northern South America
Period: 1778 (circa)
Publication: Nouvel Atlas Portatif
Color: Hand Color
11 x 9.4 inches
27.9 x 23.9 cm
This decorative map of northern South America shows good detail of mountain ranges and the river systems of the region. The mythical L. de los Xarayes appears as the source of the Paraguay River. Most place names are confined closer to the coasts, with the large Pays de l'Amazone at the center of the continent left largely blank. This is the second state with the date removed. The map was engraved by E. Dussy, and the cartouche was drawn and engraved by Arrivet.
References: Pedley #498.
Watermarked paper with light printer's ink residue at right and minor soiling.