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South America Patagonia Terra Firma Amazonia Pacific South Sea 1758 Jefferys map

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Seller: oldmapsoldbooks (7,069) 100%, Location: Dover, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 192303446501 South America Issued London, 1758 by T. Jefferys. Charming little mid-18th century antique miniature map. Engraved with very pleasing full hand color. Almost folk-art appearance. Pictorial cartouche at bottom left depicts tiny European merchants/ explorers, their tall mast ships in the distance. Captures the continent and region at a fascinating time in early modern history. Note the Solomon Islands near the left margin. Other contemporary geographic designations include Patagonia, Amazonia, Terra Firma, etc. Longitude given from London, still slightly prior to Greenwich. Tropic of Cancer across top edge, bit of Africa top right naming Cape Verde islands. In near VG or better condition, minor light surface age wear and toning as typical, but overall a superior visual example. Original fold lines as issued. Sheet measures c. 9 1/2" x 8" Engraved area measures c. 9" x 7" Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. II, pg. 433-5 [R12625] Guaranteed authentic - old. We do not sell modern reprints. Condition: Issued London, 1758 by T. Jefferys. Charming little mid-18th century antique miniature map. Engraved with very pleasing full hand color. Almost folk-art appearance. Pictorial cartouche at bottom left depicts tiny European merchants/ explorers, their tall mast ships in the distance. Captures the continent and region at a fascinating time in early modern history. Note the Solomon Islands near the left margin. Other contemporary geographic designations include Patagonia, Amazonia, Terra Firma, etc. Longitude given from London, still slightly prior to Greenwich. In near VG or better condition, minor light surface age wear and toning as typical, but overall a superior visual example. Original fold lines as issued.

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