Rare Old Map of South America by Faden, 1807 - Spanish Colonialism - Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, Amazon
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This is undoubtedly the finest old map of South America that has ever been made. Put together by English mapmaker William Faden, this massively detailed map was originally 100 inches (250cm) tall.
Luckily, through the Unique Maps process, this map is now available sizes that will fit in normal sized homes and offices!
This map looks great at all sizes, though it really does look amazing at larger sizes. At 18x24 inches (45x60cm) the writing is very small, though you can read larger place names quite easily. I would recommend going for at least 24x36 inches (60x90cm) or larger if you have the space for it. I can create beautiful, large prints of this map up to 220 inches (550cm) tall. Please get in touch if you're looking for larger, customised or different framing options.
The model in the listing images is holding the 24x36 inch (60x90cm) version of this map.
The map shows South America before its colonies and countries started to become independent republics from Spain later in the 1800s. Many of the geopolitical borders that you see on this map would be dramatically shifted over the next few decades. Take a look at how much land 'Chilli' and 'New Chilli' occupy! And instead of Colombia there's New Grenada...
Take a look at the detailed images and try to spot your hometown! Feel free to message me if you want to confirm if a certain town or village is on this map.
This would make a wonderful birthday, housewarming or Christmas gift for someone from South America or who perhaps is interested in the history of the Spanish colonialisation of the Americas.
You can order the map itself, or you can order a framed version. The frame is a nice, simple black frame that really makes the map pop out when on a wall. Please get in touch if you'd like a different frame. I use super-clear acrylic (perspex/acrylite) in my frames - it's less reflective than glass and better for transport.
If you are not happy with your unique map for any reason, contact me for a no-quibble refund.
I am very confident you will like your old map. I have been doing this since 1984 and I'm a 5-star Etsy seller with 1000s of sales and reviews.
This is the cheapest place to buy my maps online.
I use a unique process to restore my maps that is massively time consuming and labour intensive. Hunting down the original maps can take months. I use state of the art and eye-wateringly expensive technology to scan and restore the maps. As a result, I guarantee my maps are a cut above the rest - that's why I can offer a no-quibble refund.
Almost all of my maps look amazing at large sizes (200cm, 6.5ft+) and I can frame and deliver them to you as well, via special oversized courier. Contact me to discuss your specific needs.