"Le Chili et les Provinces qui Composent Celle de Rio de la Plata avec les Terres Magellanique", Fer, Nicolas de
Subject: Southern South America
Period: 1705 (dated)
Publication: L'Atlas Curieux ou le Monde
Color: Black & White
13.3 x 8.6 inches
33.8 x 21.8 cm
This map shows detail mostly confined along the coastlines, but there are some inland features including rivers, lakes, marshes and the locations of missions. The Andes are noted as a vast volcanic cordillera. A table of longitudes and latitudes of key cities and the publisher's imprint are presented on a large chest, which is also supporting a globe, compass and armillary sphere. Finely engraved by Charles Inselin.
References: Pastoureau, FER I .
A dark impression on lightly toned paper with a bunch of grapes watermark and very light offsetting. There are archival repairs to a short centerfold separation at top and a tear confined to the left blank margin.