(Image: 13 ¼ x 10 ½’’).“MAP OF SOUTH AMERICA SHOWING ITS POLITICAL DIVISIONS” Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr, c. 1870 (dated in lower margin). Engraved map in excellent condition with bright original hand-coloring, and elaborately decorated border.
This historical map shows South America in considerable detail. Political boundaries are noted and major cities and towns are identified. The inset provides a close-up view of the proposed Panama Canal area or “Atrato-Inter-Oceanic Canal Routes, for connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans”. Very detailed view of South America as it was known in the 1870's!