Antique Map of South America by Thos. Kitchen 1777

Fine copper plate engraved map of "SOUTH AMERICA For the Rev. Dr. Robertson's History of America. By Thos. Kitchin Senr. Hydrographer to his Majesty". Great chronicle of border changes and surprisingly detailed for the period, showing many towns, rivers, mountains, etc. The "New Kingdom of Granada" comprised what is now Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela. Paraguay included Argentina and Bolivia.

The map has a large elaborate cartouche in the bottom right corner, next to a directional compass rose as well as a scale in miles and leagues = degrees. The plate mark is strong as well as the clarity of impression on the cotton hand-layed paper. The margins are adequate on all but the binding side which was clipped close and has been restored. All folds on the reverse side have been reinforced with reversible acid-free filmplast and a brown 3" conservation matting has been hinged to the map for framing. It was printed in London by Straham & Cadell in 1777.

Map measures 14" X 19" and 19-1//4" X 24-1/4" matted.

Guaranteed to be genuine antique map of the period and not a modern print or restrike.

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Item ID: COC-189

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