Period: 1671 (published)
Color: Hand Color
14 x 11.3 inches
35.6 x 28.7 cm
A very attractive map covering the known coastal region of Chile. The map is based on the cartography Hessel Gerritsz with north oriented to the left although the compass rose incorrectly depicts north at top. The Andes are shown prominently, with two live volcanoes in the vicinity of Villarrica. San Juan is shown on a large spurious lake east of the Andes and incorrectly located south of Mendoza. The map is very decorative with a large scene of industrious natives and cherubs filling the entire top of the map. The ocean is embellished with two galleons and a compass rose.
Dark impression and wide margins. Toned with a few minor spots and faded color. Remnants of hinges on verso and a bit of edge chipping from a previous framing.