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Auction 180, Lot 358

Manuscript School Map


Subject: South America

Period: 1850 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

8.6 x 7.6 inches
21.8 x 19.3 cm
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A charming manuscript map of the continent by a German student, signed "Joh.s Bodey." Countries are delineated, rivers and mountains are depicted, and place names are identified along the coasts. Present-day Colombia is labeled N. Granada, which was created in 1831 and was transformed in 1858 to the Granadine Confederation. Patagonia is identified at the southern tip of the continent, which was increasingly encroached upon by Chile and Argentina in the mid-nineteenth century.


Condition: B+

Light toning with some tiny tears along the edges of the sheet and foxing at bottom left. There are tiny pinholes that were used by the student to trace the map.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 11/18/2020