Laurie, Richard H.


Huge fine antique blueback General Chart of the Coasts of Brazil

General Chart of the Coasts of Brazil, &c From the River Para to Buenos Ayres with Particular Plans of the Harbors. Constructed chiefly from the Surveys of the Baron Roussin and Captain Wm. Hewett, Adjusted by the later observations of Captain Philipp Parker King, Captain Robert Fitzroy, and other distinguished officers of the British Royal Navy.

DESCRIPTION: Huge privately-published blueback chart of Brazil in fine condition. 3' 4" X 6' 4" in total size. Coverage extends from the estuary of the Amazon River in Brazil to the Plate River and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Numerous insets of harbors (eg. Rio de Janeiro, Pernambuco, San Salvador, ...) and elevation coastal views. By Richard H. Laurie. Dated within to 1870 and no later correction or issue dates mean this chart is truly from 1870. Rare, especially in this good condition.

Publishers' attribution at bottom reads: "London, Published by Richd. H. Laurie, No. 53 Fleet Street. January 1st 1870." Engraved by Alex Findlay.

Verso carries labels for both publisher (R.H. Laurie) and seller. Seller is Barber and Bustin, Successors to J.R. Cameron Chronometer, Watch, and Nautical Instrument Maker, 54 South Castle Street, Liverpool.

Note that the image is stitched together from 2 images. Any fuzziness you see near the title center is an artifact of the photo-stitching process.

CREATOR: Laurie, Richard H.



BODY OF WATER: Atlantic River

CONDITION: Good.  No major issues, stains, tears or large holes. One small hole in each corner from tacks. Light-moderate wear with a few wrinkles but all-over good condition. On heavy blue paper as issued.


ENGRAVER: Alex Findlay

SIZE: 76 " x 40 "


PRICE: $6800


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