C1850

Map of the Orinoco Exhibiting its Bifurcation and its Connexion with the River Amazon ….

Map of the Orinoco, as well as its tributaries in the eastern llanos such as the Apure and Meta, were explored in the c.16th by German expeditions under Ambrosius Ehinger and his successors. In 1531, starting at the principal outlet … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Map of the Orinoco Exhibiting its Bifurcation and its Connexion with the River Amazon ….

Date:

C1850

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Copper engraving.

Image Size: 

280mm 
x 218mm

Paper Size: 

303mm 
x 245mm
AUTHENTICITY
Map of the Orinoco Exhibiting its Bifurcation and its Connexion with the River Amazon .... - Antique Map from 1850

Genuine antique
dated:

1850

Description:

Map of the Orinoco, as well as its tributaries in the eastern llanos such as the Apure and Meta, were explored in the c.16th by German expeditions under Ambrosius Ehinger and his successors. In 1531, starting at the principal outlet in the delta, the Boca de Navios, Diego de Ordaz sailed up the river to the Meta. Antonio de Berrio sailed down the Casanare to the Meta, and then down the Orinoco River and back to Coro. In 1595, after capturing de Berrio to obtain information while conducting an expedition to find the fabled city of El Dorado, the Englishman Sir Walter Raleigh sailed down the river, reaching the savanna country. Alexander von Humboldt explored the basin in 1800, reporting on the pink river dolphins. He published extensively on the river’s flora and fauna.

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National Library Australia: Bib ID 284921

John Crane Dower (1791 - 1846)

Dower was a London based map maker, engraver and printer, the son and successor of John Crane Dower's map business. He was elected to the Royal Geographical Society in 1854.

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