"Typus Geographicus Chili, Paraguay Freti Magellanici &c...", Homann Heirs
Subject: Southern South America
Period: 1733 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
22.3 x 19 inches
56.6 x 48.3 cm
This handsome, detailed map covering the southern part of the continent is based on the cartography of Delisle and the information gleaned from the voyages of Brouwer, Narbouroug, and Beauchesne. Filled with information of settlements, missions, forests, rivers, volcanoes, and mountains. The decorative title cartouche incorporates an erupting volcano. This is an unusual example with an inset chart of the Strait of Magellan, instead of the more typical inset of the city of Santiago.
Contemporary color in the map with later color in the cartouche, a spot of soiling just east of the Strait of Magellan, and light toning and soiling along the edges of the sheet.