Auction 97, Lot 275

"Chili", Gerritsz/De Laet

Subject: Chile

Period: 1630 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

14.2 x 11.1 inches
36.1 x 28.2 cm

A fine map by Hessel Gerritsz, whose cartography of South America laid the foundation for many other cartographers. It covers Chili, from Puente de Vetes in the North to Cap de Diego Gallego in the south. North is to the left of the map. Title cartouche, scale of miles, map key and a large compass rose make this a very attractive sheet.


Condition: A

Tear on bottom centerfold, closed with archival tape.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $425

Closed on 12/5/2001