"La Terre et les Isles Magellaniques Tirees des Relations les plus Recentes", Sanson/Mariette
Subject: South America - Southern
Period: 1668 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
19.8 x 15 inches
50.3 x 38.1 cm
An uncommon map of Patagonia, southern Chile, and Tierra del Fuego. Buenos Aires and the mouth of the La Plata are in the northernmost part of the map. The Andes are shown pictorially, and eleven volcanoes are noted and named. The Desaguadero River is located, showing a tentative watershed and lake. The title cartouche is festooned with fruit amidst rococo curves.
Great impression on a wide-margined sheet. There is some faint toning, mostly in the blank margins, and a tiny hole in the lower margin.