"L'Amerique Meridionale Dressee sur les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences & Quelques Autres, & sur les Memoires les Plus Recens", Delisle/Covens & Mortier
Subject: South America
Period: 1730 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
22.8 x 18.1 inches
57.9 x 46 cm
This large copper engraved map shows the continent with good detail and has interesting notations concerning the explorations of the interior. The tracks of several voyages are shown in the Pacific. The mythical Lac des Xarayes appears in the center of the continent. The large decorative title cartouche is flanked by natives. The map is based on the work of Guillaume Delisle, who is credited in the title cartouche.
A sharp impression with contemporary outline color in the map with later color in the cartouche. There is minor offsetting, light toning along the edges of the sheet, and a small chip at bottom right.