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Auction 183, Lot 302

"Carte du Chili Meridional, du Rio de la Plata, des Patagons, et du Detroit de Magellan; ce qui suit l'Extremite Australe de l'Amerique Meridle.", D'Anville/Santini

Subject: Southern South America

Period: 1779 (dated)

Publication: Atlas Universel

Color: Hand Color

21.2 x 17.7 inches
53.8 x 45 cm
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A uncommon map focusing on the coastlines from Valparaiso and the Rio de la Plata to the southern tip of South America. Capes, bays, rivers and towns along the coasts are identified, and there are a number of notes in the map regarding discoveries and natives. The note in the Pacific Ocean credits the cartography to Condamine, Bouguer and Maldonado. The note in the Atlantic Ocean lists the regions in Central and South America and explains how to pronounce indigenous place names. Adorned with a superb title cartouche featuring galleons, gold coins, and the bounty of the land.


Condition: A

Contemporary outline color on a bright sheet with a large "R" watermark, a couple of printer's creases at left, and a small abrasion adjacent to the title cartouche. There are small stains along the edges of the sheet, well away from the image.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $200

Closed on 6/9/2021