'SOUTH AMERICA' by Thomas Jefferys c.1754
An attractive 18th century map of South America which was produced by Thomas Jefferys and published in Thomas Salmon's A New Geographical and Historical Grammar (London: 1749-1772).
Thomas Jefferys (c.1695-1771) was an outstanding 18th century cartographer and publisher whose prolific output ranged from 1 inch to 1 mile county maps to some of the finest maps of the time of North America. He enjoyed a very high reputation for his work and was appointed Geographer to the Prince of Wales and George III. Despite this, he never received much success financially and was even bailed out of bankruptcy during the production of his American atlas.
- This is an original copperplate engraving with later hand colour.
- Printed area is approximately 23.1cms by 18.6cms.
- The map is in very good condition; vertical folds, as issued. The right margin is close, as issued. There is also a small inconspicuous hole to the right of 'LA PLATA'. Click on image for a better view.
- The item comes displayed in a ready to frame museum quality mount.
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- Guaranteed to be over 240 years old.