"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
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
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 .
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.