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Description:This large, fine, beautifully hand coloured original antique map of South America was engraved by Gustav Conrad Lotter in 1772 - dated at the foot of the map - and published by Tobias Conrad Lotter.
The map illustrates the exploration routes of Magellan (1520), Drake (1577), le Maire & Schouten (1616), and Sarmineto (1570) and others. The map contains interesting river systems and other speculative information about the unexplored interior of the Continent. (Ref: Tooley, M&B)
General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color: - off white Age of map color: - Original & later Colors used: - Pink, green, yellow General color appearance: - Authentic Paper size: - 25 1/2in x 21in (650mm x 535mm) Plate size: - 23 1/2in x 19 1/2in (595mm x 495mm) Margins: - Min 1in (25mm) Imperfections: Margins: - None Plate area: - Light browning along centerfold Verso: - Light browning along centerfold