Map of Brazil and Guiana; from Indexed Atlas of the World

Price: 150.00 USD

Chicago: Rand McNally & Co, 1890. Map. Lithograph. Image measures 26 x 19 inches. Page measures 29 x 21.75 inches. This map of Brazil demonstrates the technological advances achieved in cartography by the late 19th century. By pairing large scale and small detail, it is able to provide a wealth of information about the country's political and topographical landscape. Rivers are drawn with every tributary, marshes are distinguished with texture, and the relief of mountains is shown with intricate hachures. An inset in the lower right shows the Western portion of Brazil otherwise cut off on the map.The map is in good condition with wear at center fold line. Some chips and tears to edges. Rand McNally is an American publishing company specializing in maps, atlases and globes. Founded by William Rand in 1856, who hired Andrew McNally in 1858 to work in his shop. The two men formally established Rand McNally & Co. in 1868. The firm remains in business today.


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