Chile, La Plata and Part of Bolivia

Adam and Charles Black

BLNO043.13

Engraved by Sidney Hall, Hughes & Company this map was published in Black's General Atlas.
The maps are engravings on steel plates with good outline color,
Published in 1846 in Edinburg by Adam & Charles Black
A & C Black is a British book publishing company and is still in business.
The firm was founded in 1807 by Adam and Charles Black in Edinburgh,
and moved to the Soho district of London in 1889. In 1851, the firm bought the copyright of Walter Scott's Waverley Novels for £27,000. In 1902 it published P. G. Wodehouse's first book, The Pothunters, and went on to produce many of his early works. The company is best known as the publisher of the annual Who's Who (since 1897).

Published 1846

Engraving

Paper Size: 12 1/4" x 17 1/4"

Condition: A

  • Price: $100.00 { What determines value? }

    Many factors go into pricing a print; rarity, desirability, artist, condition, age, and the history of former sales prices.


    “Weeds & Roses” A good analogy for how the pricing of a print is determined from desirability is my description of "Weeds and Roses". It actually works with a number of publications from Audubons to Atlases. 

    O.K., let's take a complete first edition set of Audubon's Birds of America- 435 Plates, printed by Robert Havell. The Wild Turkey & The Flamingo will be the “Roses”, they are the major plates. These images are usually more desirable making them the most expensive, in upwards of $200,000.

    The Song Birds or "Tweety" birds are the minor plates, or "Weeds". These images are usually less desirable making them less expensive, as low as $2,000.

    However, not everyone prefers roses over weeds. Just because one is more expensive does not mean it is more beautiful to you. Art is a personal preference and you should always go with what stands out to you :)