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Auction 196, Lot 350

"Le Chili Divise en ses Treize Iurisdictions Tire du R.P. Alfo. de Oualle de la C. d. I. et de Diverses Relations les Plus Recentes", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: Chile

Period: 1669 (dated)

Publication: Cartes Generales de Toutes les Parties du Monde...

Color: Hand Color

17.9 x 15.8 inches
45.5 x 40.1 cm
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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 [215].

Condition: A

Contemporary outline color in the map with later color in the cartouche, on a sheet with a large coat of arms watermark. There is minor offsetting along the centerfold, toning along the edges of the sheet, and a short edge tear in the bottom blank margin that has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $210

Closed on 2/7/2024