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CARY, John.

A New Map of SOUTH AMERICA. From the Latest Authorities.

Published: London. c1811

Stock code: 69172

Price: £420

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Beautiful map of South America, in two parts. The dimensions given are for each part. The map shows the state of exploration at the time, with large areas of the Amazon Basin and Patagonia unexplored, and a large non-existent lake- ‘Lake Parima’ in Spanish Guiana. Nevertheless, this map is both largely accurate and detailed. John Cary is considered by some to be the finest of English cartographers. His maps, although not the most decorative, appeal for their clarity, detail, and the precision of engraving. When the Ordnance Survey began accurately mapping the UK, they used John Cary’s style as the basis for their work. Published in Carys New Universal Atlas.

Size:535 630 mm each. Copperplate engraving in original wash colour. Good condition. Pair of maps. Maps have been cleaned and repaired.

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