This antique map of South America is a scarce Russian-language mapping of the continent. Published in Leipzig by Friedrich Arnold Brockhaus around 1890, the map is written in Russian, which is unusual for maps of this region and time period.
The main image of the map shows the physical and topographical features of South America, including its mountains, rivers, and forests. The inset map of the eastern region of the continent is shown in more detail, allowing for a closer look at the individual landscapes and their features.
The borders of the map are filled with vignette illustrations, adding a powerful visual element to the map. These illustrations include scenes of the South American jungle, such as one showing Andean condors feasting on vicuna, adding a sense of the wildness and biodiversity of the region. There is also an illustration of an important natural landmark, highlighting the unique topography of the continent.
Overall, this map is a valuable piece for any collector of antique maps or anyone interested in the physical geography of South America. Its Russian text and detailed illustrations make it an unusual and fascinating artifact.