"Le Chili Divise en ses Treize Iurisdictions…", Sanson/Mariette
Period: 1669 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
17.8 x 15.8 inches
45.2 x 40.1 cm
This important map of Chile, showing the Cuyo provinces (Chicuito), is based on the descriptions of Alfonso de Ovalle, a Chilean-born Jesuit. Detail is primarily confined to the region west of the Andes. The map is graced with a lovely title cartouche that complements the scientific style of the cartography.
There are a couple tiny worm tracks in the top border at center that are repaired on verso.