"L'Amerique Meridionale Dressee sur les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences & Quelques Autres, & sur les Memoires les Plus Recens", Delisle, Guillaume
Subject: South America
Period: 1700 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
23.9 x 18.1 inches
60.7 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.
A nice impression on watermarked paper with original wash and outline color. There is light offsetting, two tiny tears in the bottom blank margin, and light toning along the edges of the sheet.