Catalog Archive
Auction 185, Lot 383

"[On 2 Sheets] A New Map of South America, from the Latest Authorities", Cary, John

Subject: South America

Period: 1807 (dated)

Publication: New Universal Atlas

Color: Hand Color

20.7 x 17.8 inches
52.6 x 45.2 cm
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This handsome two-sheet English atlas map of the continent features plenty of place names and nice topographical detail. The mythical Lake Parima or del Dorado alias White Sea is located in Spanish Guiana. There are conjectural rivers and numerous interesting notations dotting the landscape.


Condition: B

Contemporary outline color with light dampstains that cross into the map's borders along the edges of the sheets. Both sheets have centerfold separations in the bottom blank margin, and the lower sheet has some minor scattered foxing. The first image is a composite image - the map is in two separate sheets.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/17/2021