Lower Peru. Brazil & Paraguay
Price: 165.00 USD
Edinburgh: Lizars, Daniel, Map. Engraving with hand coloring. Image measures 15.75 x 19 inches. Page measures 18.5 x 21.25 inches. This striking map of Brazil, Paraguay, and part of Peru highlights the region's mountainous terrain. Mountain ranges shown by hachures stand out amongst the surrounding web of rivers, and the names of the captaincies are lyrically nestled around their shapes. Published at a time when the South American political landscape was changing due to wars of independence, the map speaks to the shifting facts of the region in its isolated focus on its subject, leaving other areas such as Colombia and Bolivia to disappear into negative space.The map is in very good condition with small tears at top and bottom of center fold line. Some minor foxing and staining. Daniel Lizars (1754 - 1812) was an engraver and publisher in Edinburgh. He was later succeeded by his son Daniel Lizars Junior.