An exceptional map of South America, originally issued by A.H. Brue and later revised by Charles Picquet, the Geographer to the King of France.
The map provides a remarkable snapshot of South America in the midst of its Century of Revolution.
One of the best large format maps of the continent pubilshed in the middle of the 19th century.
This is apparently the second state of the map, following a first edition of 1840.
Andre Hubert Brué was a French geographer and cartographer. Born in Paris, he served in the French Navy, joining the Baudin expedition to the Pacific (1800-1804). After his sea service, Brué applied his navigation and charting skills to creating finely-crafted maps, which were renowned for their crisp engraving and accuracy. He drew directly on the copper of the plate, creating what he called encyprotypes. He is best known for the Atlas universal de géographie physique, politique, ancienne et moderne.