"Le Chili et les Provinces qui Composent Celle de Rio de la Plata avec les Terres Magellanique", Fer, Nicolas de
Subject: Southern South America
Period: 1705 (dated)
Color: Black & White
13.3 x 8.5 inches
33.8 x 21.6 cm
This is an attractive copper engraved map of the southern part of the continent. Detail is mostly confined along the coastlines, but there are some inland features including rivers, lakes, marshes and the locations of missions. The Andes are noted as a vast volcanic cordillera. The map is embellished by a drape-style title cartouche and a legend and publisher's imprint cartouche that is formed like a large chest supporting a globe, compass and armillary sphere. Engraved by Charles Inselin.
There are a few small tears that have been repaired with tissue on verso just below the title cartouche.