Auction 140, Lot 404

"Chili", Gerritsz/De Laet

Subject: Chile

Period: 1630 (circa)


Color: Black & White

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: B+

There are a few worm tracks and wormholes in the lower blank margin and the sheet is lightly toned.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/23/2012