"Carte du Cours du Maragnon ou de la Grande Riviere des Amazones…", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Subject: Northern South America - Amazon River
Period: 1745 (circa)
Color: Black & White
14.8 x 6.9 inches
37.6 x 17.5 cm
This interesting map is usually referred to as "the first scientific map of the Amazon". It shows the expedition in 1743-44 of Charles-Marie La Condamine, a French scientist and explorer. His was the first scientific account of the Amazon, including notes on how the native used curare for poison, and introduced rubber trees to Europe.
References: Mercator's World (May/June 1999) pg 18-25; The Portolan (#46 pg 8-24.).
Faint toning on one fold.