"Carte du Perou et Bresil Sepl. de Tierra-Firme, de Guayana, et de la Riviere des Amazones...", D'Anville/Santini
Subject: Northern South America
Period: 1779 (dated)
Publication: Atlas Universel Dresse sur les Meilleures Cartes Modernes
Color: Hand Color
26.4 x 18.3 inches
67.1 x 46.5 cm
This handsome map of the northern section of South America is based on D'Anville's important 3-sheet map of the continent. It covers the continent north of the equator and provides a particularly detailed view of the rivers. Large regions are completely blank with notations regarding the various Indian tribes. An attractive decorative title cartouche at top right features a few eels. This edition was issued by Remondini.
A fine impression on watermarked paper with a number of worm holes and tracks along the centerfold and top margin, most of which have been closed on verso with archival materials. There is also light offsetting, a few minor spots, and a couple printer's creases.