Antique 19th century atlas map with original hand colouring, 1842
Title of map: 'South America'
The image below shows an enlarged cross section from the centre of the map to
show the level of printed detail. This map is folding hence the centrefold line
may show on the image below:
The map shows shows the relatively consolidated continent of South America
that emerged from the early 19th century wars of Independence from Spain. It
shows the state known today as Greater or Gran Colombia, which encompassed much
of northern South America and part of southern Central America, although it had
by the time of publication dissolved into its constituent parts. It included
the territories of present-day Colombia, Ecuador, Panama and Venezuela, and
parts of northern Peru, western Guyana and northwestern Brazil. The map also
shows the United Provinces of the Rio de la Plata (Provincias Unidas del Río de
la Plata), earlier known as the United Provinces of South America, a union of
provinces in the Río de la Plata region of South America, which emerged from
the May Revolution in 1810 and the Argentine War of Independence of 1810–1818.
It comprised most of the former Viceroyalty of the Río de la Plata dependencies
consisting of much or all of present day Argentina, Uruguay and Bolivia - and
had Buenos Aires as its capital.
DATE PRINTED: 1842
IMAGE SIZE: Approx 41.0 x 49.5cm, 16 x 19.5 inches (Large); Please note that
this is a folding map.
ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: William Home Lizars
PROVENANCE: "Lizars' Edinburgh Geographical General Atlas: containing maps of
every Empire, State and Kingdom…", Edinburgh; W.H. Lizars, 3, St James' Square;
S. Highley, 32 Fleet Street, London; and W. Curry, Jun., & Co., Dublin
TYPE: Antique 19th century atlas map with original hand colouring
VERSO: There is nothing printed on the reverse side, which is plain
CONDITION: Good; suitable for framing. Please check the scan for any blemishes
prior to making your purchase. Virtually all antiquarian maps and prints are
subject to some normal aging due to use and time which is not obtrusive unless
otherwise stated. I offer a no questions asked return policy - see below.
AUTHENTICITY: This is an authentic historic print, published at the date
stated above. I do not offer reproductions. It is not a modern copy. The term
original' when applied to a print means that it was printed at the first or
original date of publication; it does not imply that the item is unique.
Print' means any image created by applying an inked block to paper or card
under pressure by any method including wood engraving, steel engraving,
copperplate, wood cut and lithography.
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pay return shipping and mail back to me in original condition, suitably packed
insured, within 14 days of receipt.