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"Le Chili Divise en ses Treize Iurisdictions...", Sanson/Mariette
Period: 1669 (dated)
Publication: Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde...
Color: Hand Color
17.8 x 15.8 inches
45.2 x 40.1 cm
This important map of Chile, showing the Chicuito (Cuyo) provinces, is based on the descriptions of Alfonso de Ovalle, a Chilean-born Jesuit. Detail is primarily confined to the region west of the Andes. The map is graced with a lovely title cartouche that complements the scientific style of the cartography.
References: Pastoureau, SANSON V E .
On paper with a small church watermark, minor printer's ink residue, and a couple tiny worm tracks in the top border at center that have been archivally repaired.