"Le Chili. Tire de Alf de Oualle de la C. d. I. et Divise en Treize Iurisdictions", Sanson, Nicolas
Period: 1700 (circa)
Publication: Description de Tout l'Univers
Color: Hand Color
7.5 x 10.6 inches
19.1 x 26.9 cm
Fine small version of Sanson's important map of Chili showing the Cuyo provinces. The map is based on the descriptions of Alfonso de Ovalle, and is completed by a graceful title cartouche. Although his imprint does not appear on this map, this map was re-engraved from Sanson's 1657 map by Antoine de Winter.
A dark, crisp impression, issued folding, with very light offsetting. A binding trim at right has been replaced with old paper and an associated binding tear that just enters map border has been professionally repaired. The bottom margin has been extended with old paper to accommodate framing.