1852 Duvotenay Map of the Empire of Brazil
Description: An uncommon and extremely attractive 1852 map of the empire of Brazil. Covers all of modern day Brazil from Guiana and Venezuela in the north to Uruguay in the south and from Chile in the west to the Atlantic. Includes Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Argentina, Chile, and parts of Peru. Throughout, the map identifies various cities, towns, rivers and assortment of additional topographical details. In Brazil, after proclaiming the country’ independence in 1822, Dom Pedro I became first emperor. This period also witnessed Brazil in the Platine War, fought between Argentina and the alliance of the empire of Brazil, Uruguay and some Argentine provinces for influence over Uruguay and Paraguay. The map features a beautiful frame style border. Prepared by Th. Duvotenay for publication as plate no. 35 in Maison Basset's 1852 edition of Atlas Illustre Destine a l'enseignement de la Geographie elementaire.
Date: 1852 (undated)
Source: Barbie du Bocage, J. D., Atlas Illustre Destine a l'Enseignement de la Geographie Elementaire, (Paris: Maison Basset) 1852.
Cartographer: Thunot Duvotenay (1796 - 1875) was a French geographer active in the mid 19th century. Thunot is known to have worked with several other important cartographers of his dayincluding Barbie du Bocage, Vuillemin, Charle, Levassseur and Dufour. Click here for a list of rare maps by the Th. Duvotenay.
Cartographer: Jean Denis Barbie du Bocage (1760 - 1825) and his son Jean-Guillaume Barbie du Bocage (1795 - 1848) were French cartographers and cosmographers active in Paris during late 18th and early 19th centuries. The elder Barbie du Bocage, Jean Denis, was trained as a cartographer and engraver in the workshops of mapmaking legend J. B. B. d'Anville. At some point Jean Denis held the post of Royal Librarian of France and it was through is associations with d'Anville that the d'Anville collection of nearly 9000 maps was acquired by French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The younger Barbie du Bocage, Jean-Guillaume, acquired a position shortly afterwards at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and, in time, became its head, with the title of Geographe du Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres. Click here for a list of rare maps by the Barbie du Bocage family.
Size: Printed area measures 13 in height x 10 inches in width (33.02 x 25.4 centimeters)
Condition: Very good. Blank on verso. Minor foxing throughout.
Code: Brazil-duvotenay-1852 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)
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