"A Map of South America with All the European Settlements & Whatever Else Is Remarkable from the Latest & Best Observations", Seale, Richard William
Subject: South America
Period: 1750 (circa)
Publication: Mr. Tindal's Continuation of Mr. Rapin's History
Color: Black & White
14.9 x 18.6 inches
37.8 x 47.2 cm
Handsome map filled with names of European and Indian cities, forts, castles and gold and silver mines. The spurious Prime Lake sits near Guiana with the fanciful city of Manoa, o el Dorado located on its banks. The Amazon Basin is described by This Country and its Inhabitants are very little known, a note that is also applied to the fictional Iarajes or Xarayes Lake that forms the headwaters of the La Plata. The map is decorated with a lovely rococo cartouche and a compass rose.
Issued folding on watermarked paper with light offsetting and binding holes in the image along the middle fold.