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Description: This large beautifully engraved hand coloured original antique map of South America by Guillaume Delisle was published by Covens and Mortier in the 1730 edition of Atlas Nouveau.
This important map of South America is cartographically unchanged from the 1st 1700 edition. The figures of Neptune and an Indian are incorporated into the title cartouche which was designed and engraved by Nicolas Guerard. The entire title cartouche is printed from a separate plate. Also illustrated are the tracks of the explorers Sir Francis Drake, Olivier, Mendana, Le Maire Magellan and Sarmiento in the Pacific. The southern extremity is shown curving to the west and the land extends to longitude 293°. (Ref: M&B; Tooley)
Condition Report Paper thickness and quality: - Very heavy and stable Paper color: - Off white Age of map color: - Original & later Colors used: - Yellow, green, pink General color appearance: - Authentic Paper size: - 24 1/2in x 21in (625mm x 535mm) Plate size: - 23in x 19in (585mm x 480mm) Margins: - min. 1in (25mm) Imperfections: Margins: - Light discolouration in bottom margin Plate area: - None Verso: - None