10 x 8 in (25.4 x 20.32 cm)
This is a fine example of Whittaker' 1825 map of South America. It covers all of South America from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean including the Falkland Islands. During this time in history most of the continent was struggling for independence. Led by Simon Bolivar of Venezuela and Jose de San Martin of Argentina, the Spanish colonies in South America won their independence in 1823. In Brazil, Dom Pedro I became first emperor after proclaiming the country's independence from Portugal in 1822. Map is color coded according to territorial boundaries. Various rivers, owns, cities, mountains and several other topographical features are marked with relief shown by hachure. This map was published by G. B. Whittaker of Ave Maria Lane, London in 1825.