An excellent first edition example of Colton's rare 1855 map Chile, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. Covers from Bolivia to Patagonia and from the Pacific to the Atlantic. Shows Bolivia's claims to the Atacama Desert which is today part of Chile. Indentifies a number of important mountains including Aconcagua, the highest elevation in South America. Throughout the map Colton identifies various cities, towns, forts, rivers, rapids, fords, and an assortment of additional topographical details. Map is hand colored in pink, green, yellow and blue pastels to define national and regional boundaries. Surrounded by Colton's typical spiral motif border. Dated and copyrighted to J. H. Colton, 1855. Published as page no. 62 in volume 1 of the first edition of George Washington Colton's 1855 Atlas of the World .