Columbie et Guyanes (1870)

26 February 2021

Doctor Thomas Smith Waring, late Assistant Surgeon of the 17th South Carolina Infantry was living in Venezuela in 1870. Like thousands of other ex-Confederates, he’d left the United States after the Civil War, perhaps hoping to recreate something of the Confederacy in South America.

By 1880, though, he, like most of the ex-pats, was back in North America. He practiced medicine in Colleton County, South Carolina to his death in 1901.

The map above, by P. Bellier, Paris, c. 1870, was sold by Sephora Antiques in May 2020.

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