"Chili", Gerritsz/De Laet
Period: 1630 (published)
Publication: Nieuwe Wereldt ofte Beschrijvinghe van West-Indien…
Color: Hand Color
14.1 x 11 inches
35.8 x 27.9 cm
This beautiful map covers Chili, from Puente de Vetes in the North to Cap de Diego Gallego in the south. North is to the left of the map. Beautiful title cartouche, scale of miles, map key and a large compass rose make this a very attractive sheet. Hessel Gerritsz's cartography of South America laid the foundation for many other cartographers. Johannes de Laet, the director of the Dutch West India Company was privy to the latest topographical knowledge.
Some professional paper restoration in blank margins, not affecting map.