An Americas that isn’t coming back, plates from “Vues des Cordillères, et monumens des peuples indigènes de l’Amérique” which was published in 1816 and written by Alexander von Humboldt. Published in Paris.

“Pont de cordages de Pénipe.” (in present day Ecuador) Plate XII, page 186. Collections of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Ottawa. University of Ottawa, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/vuesdescordill02humb/page/186/mode/1up
“Volcan de Jorullo” (in present day Mexico). Plate XIV, page 216. Collections of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Ottawa. University of Ottawa, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/vuesdescordill02humb/page/216/mode/1up
“Lac de Guatavita” (located in present day Colombia). Plate XIX, page 368. Collections of the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Ottawa. University of Ottawa, digitalizing sponsor. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/vuesdescordill02humb/page/n368/mode/1up

Views from an old Ecuador, these all being of the volcano Cotopaxi. Painted by American artist Frederic Edwin Church who lived from 1826 to 1900. Church made two trips to South America, in 1853 and 1857 so these were painted in real time not riffed from a book illustration.

“Cotopaxi.” 1855. American. Oil on canvas. Collections of the The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Image © 2021 Terra Foundation for American Art. Fair use license. via https://picturingtheamericas.org/painting/cotopaxi/
“View of Cotopaxi.” 1867. American. Oil on canvas. Collections of the Yale University Art Gallery. Artwork itself in the public domain due to age. via https://interactive.britishart.yale.edu/critique-of-reason/389/view-of-cotopaxi
“Cotopaxi.” 1853. American. Brush and oil paint, graphite on paperboard. Collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts. In the public domain in the United States because the artist died over 100 years ago. via https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cotopaxi_church.jpg