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[Map] Homanianos Heredes (Homann)

(..) Peru Brasilae Terrae Firmae & Reg: Amazonum (..)

Ca 1730-1750. Plate mark 49 x 57,5 cm. The whole sheet 58 x 68 cm. No centre fold. Uncut. Has never been bound. Contemporary hand colouring.

A bit weak impression. Crisp copy.

Northern South America centred on the Amazon, issued by the Homann publishing house in the mid 18th century. It is based on geographical information of Guillaume Delisle. Large parts are unknown lands, much of it remaining so long into the 20th. century. The Amazon river is clearly marked with its many tributaries. Some of them probabaly just fanatsies, and many unmarked yet to be discovered. Large parts of this great rainforest with its enormous biodiversity has now disapeared due to large scale burning, logging, farming and cattle grazing. A global disaster beyond comprehension.

Item No: 4177