Paris: 1738 - 1775. Large detailed copper engraved map of the west coast of South America, from Peru (showing "Pays des Amazones") down to "Chily", or Chile. Very detailed coast line, with towns and rivers named, showing the Amazon and tributaries. With decorative cartouche. From Prevost's "L'Histoire Generale des Voyages".
Bellin (1703 - 1772), one of the most noted French mapmakers of the 18th century, was named the hydrographer (chief cartographer) to the French Navy, and later, the Official Hydrographer to the French King.
Folding, 8 1/2 x 15 1/4". Strong impression, very clean. A bit ruffled at left margin; short crease at cartouche. Very good condition. Item #21549