Price: 185.00 USD
London: Smith, Charles, Map. Engraving with hand outline. Images measures 14.5 x 10.5 inches. Page measures 15.5 x 12 inches. This mid-19th century map provides geographical, topographical, and political information about the Empire of Brazil. Large but sparsely populated, the country at this time enjoyed a general stability that manifests here in Smith's dignified rendering. Hand coloring distinguishes provinces and, more significantly, emphasizes the Empire's long coastline, along which ports, islands, and other features are labeled.The map is in very good condition with minor foxing and staining. Small chips at right corners.Charles Smith (1768 - 1854) was a map and globe seller, publisher and stationer in London. He was appointed as map seller to the Prince of Wales in 1809 and traded as "Charles Smith and Son" from 1826-1854. He was succeeded by his son William Smith and later his grandson Guildford Smith. The business would eventually be taken over by the George Philip firm in 1916.