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Rare map of South America and the West Indies, published in Augsburg by Johannes Walch.

The key at the left shows lands controlled by the Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, etc.


Johann Walch Biography

Johann, or Johannes, Walch (1757-1816) was a painter and engraver. He was well-known for painting miniature portraits, having trained in Geneva, Venice, and Rome. Walch published several atlases and sheet maps. As with his atlases, many of Walch’s maps were reprinted after his death.