This is a fine example of Thomas Cowperthwait and S. A. Mitchell's 1854 map of Chile, Argentina (La Plata) and Uruguay. The whole is engraved and colored in Mitchell's distinctive style with green border work and vivid pastels. Political and topographical features are noted and color coded with elevation rendered by hachure. Aconcagua, Chuapa, Santiago, and a number of other Andes volcanoes are noted. Shows Bolivia with an outlet to the Sea. This map drawn in 1850, the year of Argentina's independence from Spain. Following General Jose de San Martin's defeat of the Royalist forces and the subsequent liberation of Argentina, European and other Latin American settlers flocked to the region with dreams of rich farm lands and other natural wealth. This map was prepared by S. A. Mitchell for publication by the Philadelphia firm of Thomas Cowperthwait and Co. as plate no. 44 in the 1854 edition of Mitchell's New General Atlas. Dated and copyrighted, 'Entered according to act of Congress in the year 1850 by Thomas Cowperthwait and Co. in the Clerk's office of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.'