U.S. Government, 1854. hardcover. Case Map. Color lithograph in original brown buckram case. Image measures 9.25" x 5.75" very good.
Case map of two maps pertaining to the Amazon River and it's surrounding area with notes on gold and copper mining. Embossed cloth cover with gilt title. Some wear to spine, but both maps are attached. First map is "Map of the Andes", a minimalist chart of altitudes measured by varying boiling points. Measures 17" x 19.75". Second map is "Map Drawn by Lieut. Lardner Gibbon to Accompany His Report", a beautiful map of South America including Bolivia, parts of Brazil, Argentina and Peru. Includes a side inset of the Rio Mamore in Northern Bolivia to Rio Madeira to Rio Amazon. Measures 18.5" x 28"