South America 1797 Callender scarce American engraved old map Wheat & Brun #714Brian DiMambro- Antiquarian
A Map of South America and the Adjacent Islands 1797.
Issued 1797, likely Boston for Morse's American Gazetteer. Engraved by J. Callender.
Uncommon 18th century antique engraved map. Among a handful of this continent produced within the United States prior to the year 1800.
Some uniform browning and light offsetting, otherwise remains clean and well preserved with a fine patina and visual appeal unique to this era.
Original fold line as issued.
Sheet measures c. 8 1/4"H x 5 1/2"W.
Printed area measures c. 6 5/8"H x 4 3/8"W.
Wheat & Brun, Maps Published in America Before 1800, 714.
Stauffer, American Engravers Upon Copper & Steel, v. 1, p. 40 (noting Callender worked with Paul Revere engraving plates for the Royal American Magazine.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 1.