PCT-61672

Antique Map of the southern part of South America by Delamarche (1806)

  • Condition: Good, given age. A few small minor spots. Soft crease upper right. Original middle fold as issued. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study image carefully.
  • Date: 1806
  • Overall size: 38 x 28.7 cm.
  • Image size: 21.7 x 24.2 cm.
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Description: Antique map titled 'Paraguay, Chili, Terre Magellan?' Decorative map of the southern part of South America by Robert de Vaugondy, revised and published by Delamarche. Source unknown, to be determined.

Artists and Engravers: Charles Francois Delamarche (1740-1817) founded the important and prolific Paris based Maison Delamarche map publishing firm in the late 18th century. A lawyer by trade Delamarche entered the map business with the acquisition from Jean-Baptiste Fortin of Robert de Vaugondy's map plates and copyrights and later addes many plates from other sources as well. Charles Delamarche eventually passed control of the firm to his son Felix Delamarche (18th C. - 1st half 19th C.) and geographer Charles Dien (1809-1870). It was later passed on to Alexandre Delamarche, who revised and reissued several Delamarche publications in the mid-19th century. The firm continued to publish maps and globes until the middle part of the 19th century.