'SOUTH AMERICA' by John Thomson & Co c.1825

'SOUTH AMERICA' by John Thomson & Co c.1825
SKU: thomfm/soam/001

A very detailed and finely produced early 19th century map of South America which was published in John Thomson's New General Atlas of the World (Edinburgh: John Thomson & Co., c.1814-1828). A watermark in the paper states the date as 1825.

John Thomson (1777-1837) was an Edinburgh based Scottish cartographer and publisher. Along with names such as John Pinkerton and John Cary, he redefined early 19th century cartography and helped establish Britain as the world leader in map making. Whereas earlier maps had had an ornamental charm, Thomson's were based on a scientific rationale that demanded detail, quality and accuracy. His most celebrated work was his ''New General Atlas' which was published from 1814 to 1828 and is particularly noted for its fine original hand / wash colour.

  • This is an original copper engraving with fine original hand colour.
  • Printed area is approximately 50.3cms by 60.3cms.
  • The map is in very good condition with decent margins. Unlike most Thomson maps there is no problem with offset. Click on image for a better view.
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  • Guaranteed to be over 185 years old.