Auction 104, Lot 316

"Descripcion de la Provincia de Chile", Herrera y Tordesillas, Antonio de

Subject: Chile

Period: 1730 (circa)


Color: Black & White

11.2 x 5.5 inches
28.4 x 14 cm

Antonio de Herrera Y Tordelisllas was the official historian to the King of Spain and compiled a history of the Spanish conquests in the Americas. This simple outline map shows the coastline from Rio Copiapo to the Gulf of Ancud and locates Santiago, Valdivia and a few other cities. The lack of detail is in keeping with the official policy of protecting Spanish knowledge in the New World.


Condition: A

Wormholes in large blank margins, well away from map.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/10/2003