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Auction 174, Lot 361


"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
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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.

Condition: B+

There is a large, but faint damp stain in the map image, minor show-through of text on verso, and marginal toning.

Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $46

Closed on 9/11/2019