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  • Place of origin:

    Peru (Possibly, Printed)

  • Date:

    1745 (Made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (Made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by B. H. Webb, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    E.511-1913

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case WM, shelf 9, box A

Physical description

Topographical map with a view of a gorge inset.

Place of Origin

Peru (Possibly, Printed)

Date

1745 (Made)

Artist/maker

Unknown (Made)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper

Dimensions

Height: 6 5/8 in, Width: 19 7/8 in

Object history note

The Maranon River in Peru is the main starting source of the Amazon River. It is the second largest river in Peru. The Pongo de Manseriche is a gorge with many rocks and torrents, where the Maranon runs through before reaching the Amazon Basin. This map could possibly be related to the expedition undertaken by Frenchman Charles Marie de la Condamine in 1743, which was considered the first scientific exploration of the Amazon.

Descriptive line

Anonymous. Engraving of the Maranon or Amazon with view of a gorge.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum, Department of Engraving, Illustration and Design, Accessions 1913, London: Printed for His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1914

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Engraving

Categories

Topography

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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