Auction 130, Lot 391

"Chili", Gerritsz/De Laet

Subject: Chile

Period: 1630 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

14 x 11 inches
35.6 x 27.9 cm

This bold map covers Chili, from Puente de Vetes in the North to Cap de Diego Gallego in the south with north to the left. 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.


Condition: A

Remnants of mounting hinges on verso with a couple of minor spots in the top margin.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $275

Closed on 12/2/2009