"Carte du Paraguai, du Chili, du Detroit de Magellan &c. Dressee sur les Memoires les Plus Nouveaux & les Observations les Plus Exactes", Chatelain, Henry Abraham
Subject: Southern South America
Period: 1719 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Historique...
Color: Hand Color
20.3 x 15.9 inches
51.6 x 40.4 cm
Large, finely engraved map of the southern part of South America with great topographical detail and notations throughout. The tracks of several explorations are noted in both oceans and Amerigo Vespucci's ship is shown sailing in the Atlantic. A depiction of a water fowl is also shown in the Atlantic, with a note that there are a lot of animals in the arctic waters that are "half bird and half fish."
A nice impression on watermarked paper with light, scattered stains, and archivally repaired centerfold separations at top and bottom. There are a few small holes at bottom of image near centerfold that have also been archivally repaired.