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Antique map of South America by Delamarche dated 1822 with hand coloring

Antique map of South America by Delamarche dated 1822 with hand coloring

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Directory: Traditional Collectibles: Ephemera: Maps: Pre 1837 VR: Item # 1415717

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Map of the South American continent, titled "Amerique Meridionale", by Felix Delamarche, 1822. The map is on old type laid paper, and measures 12 3/4" by 16 3/4". There is a distinct plate mark and a central fold. The borders of Brazil, Peru, Chile, Patagonia and French Guyana are colored in green, yellow and blue. I do not know if the map is laid down, not having opened it up, but would be happy to do so upon request. There are seven separate dark stains, all except for one in the margins, and those mostly at the top. The largest stain, about 1/2" by 3/8", appears near the word "Caracas". There is some overall light age toning typically seen in such old maps, and some light handling creases. Perhaps a paper restorer could deal with these imperfections. All in all this is a pleasing map, old enough to have places named rather picturesquely....The Malvinas Islands are "Malouines", "Rio Janeyro" "Carthagene" and "Buenos Ayres" are spelled quaintly, The mapmaker was the son of well known, successful French 18th century map publisher Charles Francois Delamarche (1740-1817). See various other maps in my shop.