AMAZONIA. Showing "El Dorado?", missions & tribes. Brazil Ecuador. SDUK 1846 map


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SOUTH AMERICA, SHEET I., ECUADOR, NEW GRANADA, VENEZUELA AND PARTS OF BRAZIL AND GUYANA'
Antique steel engraved map with original outline hand colouring, 1846
Title of map: 'SOUTH AMERICA, SHEET I., ECUADOR, NEW GRANADA, VENEZUELA AND PARTS OF BRAZIL AND GUYANA'
The image below shows an enlarged cross section from the centre of the map to show the level of printed detail:
This fascinating map of the North West part of South America/Amazonia covers Ecuador, New Granada (Colombia), Venezuela, and part of Brazil and the Guianas. The map marks "a knot of low mountains here according to Humboldt, called Sierra Tunuhy supposed to abound in mineral riches, El Dorado?". The locations of numerous missions and Amazonian tribes are marked. The map notes many landmarks and features of the rivers, eg "Schomburgk quits the canoes and crosses the Ariwana Mt."
DATE PRINTED: 1846    
IMAGE SIZE: Approx 33.5 x 42.5cm, 13.25 x 16.75 inches (Large)
ARTIST/CARTOGRAPHER/ENGRAVER: Cartography by Humboldt, Schomburgk, Codazzi etc; engraved by J & C Walker
PROVENANCE: "Maps of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. A new edition, corrected to the present time", published by Charles Knight & Co, 22 Ludgate Street, London [SDUK Atlas]
TYPE: Antique steel engraved map with original outline 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.
REMARKS: FRANCE: Gravures et Cartes anciennes. DEUTSCHLAND: Alte Lankarten und Stadt ansichten. ITALIA: Stampe e Mappe antiche. ESPAÑA: Mapas antiquos y impresiones antiguas. E and OE. Force Majeure. English law shall apply.
RETURNS POLICY:   I offer a no questions returns policy. All I ask is that you pay return shipping and mail back to me in original condition, suitably packed
insured, within 14 days of receipt.

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