"Royaume de Chili", Mallet, Alain Manesson
Subject: Chile, Western Argentina
Period: 1683 (circa)
Publication: Description de l'Univers
Color: Hand Color
4 x 5.6 inches
10.2 x 14.2 cm
This decorative miniature map depicts the western coast of South America with the Patagonia mountain range flanking the coast. It extends into present-day Argentina, here called Pays des Environs de la Plata, and shows unengraved areas of Peru, including an unnamed Lake Titicaca. Santiago, Mendoza, Valparaiso, and Concepcion are identified.
References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 152-53; Pastoureau, MANESSON-MALLET I A #668.
There is a large, but faint damp stain in the map image, minor show-through of text on verso, and marginal toning.