U.S. Government, 1854. Case Map. Color lithograph in original brown buckram case. Image measures 9.25" x 5.75". 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...
London: Edward Stanford, 1857. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 12" x 15.5". Detailed map of the eastern coast of South America. The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge was formed in 1826 and published low cost maps with the goal of reaching a large market, while still maintaining high quality and precision. Small tear to left margin.
Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. 1850. Map. Engraving with original hand coloring. Image measures 12.25" x 15". Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. took over publication of S. A. Mitchell's important "Universal Atlas" in 1850, and continued to produce updated maps that were considered some of the best commercial cartography of the 19th century.