Auction 127, Lot 430

"Le Chili Divise en ses Treize Iurisdictions…", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Chile

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.


Condition: A

There are a couple tiny worm tracks in the top border at center that are repaired on verso.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $325

Closed on 2/25/2009