Map of South America from 1750
Beautifully engraved Italian edition of Delisle's map of South America, stretching from Nicaragua to Tierra del Fuego.
Place names in South America are mostly concentrated along the coasts and along the Amazon and Paraná rivers.
Two mythical lakes still appear: Lake Cassipa Dorada (a smaller version of the better known Lac de Parime) with the legendary town of Manoa to the southeast and Lago des Xarayes in the center of the continent.
Central Brazil is left blank, except for a note explaining that Brazilians claim that the S. Francesco and Real rivers run for a long time together and connect with the Rio della Plata (Paraná River).
The South Pacific is also depicted with the routes of various explorers shown, including Magellan, le Maire, Olivier van Noort and Mendana, with a portion of the Solomon Islands depicted.
The title's large pictorial cartouche features a mounted female inspecting galleons in the distance and a hunter attempting to release a crocodile. “Carta Geografica della America Meridionale”, Albrizzi, Girolamo
Map of South America from 1750 – Historical Maps of Brazil