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1820 Franz Pluth Map of Peru

Charte der Provinz oder Audencia von Lima oder des alten Konigreichs Peru. - Main View

1820 Franz Pluth Map of Peru


Includes a highly detailed depiction of the western Amazon basin.



Charte der Provinz oder Audencia von Lima oder des alten Konigreichs Peru.
  1820 (dated)     16.25 x 11.75 in (41.275 x 29.845 cm)     1 : 5700000


This is an 1820 Franz Pluth map of Peru. The map depicts the region from the Pacific Ocean to the western Amazon Rainforest and from southern Ecuador to Bolivia and northern Chile. Highly detailed, numerous cities, towns, and villages are labeled, including Cuzco, La Paz, and Lima. Regions are separated by different colored borders and are labeled. The Amazon basin is depicted in detail, with the Marañon River, the Ucayale (Ucayali) River, and the Amazon River all labeled. Myriad smaller rivers and tributaries are also illustrated and labeled. The territories of several tribes are labeled throughout the map, with the majority in the Amazon basin. One such label is not even a tribe, but simply 'nomadic people' (Nomadische Völker). Lake Titicaca in modern day Peru and Bolivia is illustrated in detail.

This map was created by Franz Pluth in 1820.


Franz Pluth (1800 - 1871) was an engraver based in Prague, the capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia, then part of the Habsburg Austrian Empire. Pluth was born in Prague and most likely died in Zbraslav. He was active as a map engraver until at least 1848. His work is similar in style to that of Karl Ferdinand Weiland, a prolific German engraver, with whom he may have worked. Learn More...


Linder, F. L., Neueste Länder - und Völkerkunde, ein geographisches Lesebuch für alle Stände. , (Prague) 1820. Linder's book is typically dated 1820, but contains maps dated between 1816 and 1825.    


Very good. Light wear along original fold lines. Blank on verso.