"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 15.8 inches
51.6 x 40.1 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 dark impression on a bright sheet with a Strasburg Lily watermark and some printer's ink residue.