“MAP OF SOUTH AMERICA…” Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr., c. 1877. Engraved map with original hand-coloring. (Image: 10 ½ x 8’’)
This historical map shows South America in considerable detail. Countries are named and in contrasting colors. Topographical features are shown and major cities, towns, waterways, mountains (many with elevation noted), and islands are identified.
A note concerning Chili & Argentina’s claim to Patagonia is found above the map’s title. The Silver Region in Peru and Diamond Districts and Gold Region in Brazil are also noted.