Description: Antique map titled 'Terre-Ferme, Perou, Bresil, Pays de L'Amazone.' This map shows the northern part of South America with Peru, Brazil, Guyana etc. 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.
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