Antique early 19th century atlas map with original hand colouring, 1817
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 South America in the throes of the wars of independence from
Spain. The green area marked is the United Provinces of South America (parts of
modern-day Argentina, Uruguay, Bolivia & Chile) - named as Tucuman - which had
declared independence the year before publication in 1816, following the
Congress of Tucumán. Venezuela and the Guianas are shown as part of Brazil
DATE PRINTED: Published in 1817. Engraved on 16th September 1914; this date is
marked on the map
IMAGE SIZE: Approx 63.0 x 54.0cm, 24.75 x 21.25 inches (Large); Please note
that this is a folding map.
ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Drawn & engraved by John Moffat for John
Thomson's "New General Atlas"
PROVENANCE: "A new general atlas", consisting of a series of geographical
designs, on various projections, exhibiting the form and component parts of the
globe; and a collection of maps and charts, delineating the natural and
political divisions of the Empires, Kingdoms, and States in the World",
Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsay and Company, for John Thomson and Company,
Edinburgh; Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, London; and John Cumming, Dublin
Thomson's New General Atlas]
TYPE: Antique early 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. However, please note: Minor offsetting
text and/or images from the facing page have left an impression on the print.
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
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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.