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Rare English edition of the Mercator-Hondius map of Chile

Place/Date: Amsterdam / ca. 1635
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Title: Chili
Dimensions
48. 3 x 36.8 cm (19 x 14.5 in)
Identifier
NL-00073
Coloring
Hand color
Condition Rating
VG

Description

Rare English edition of the Mercator-Hondius map of central Chile, orientated with north to the left, from Copiapo south to the Isla de Chiloé and the City of Castro.

The map extends north to Mutantor and Puerto de Vetus and the R. de. Copayapo and locates at least 50 places, including Santiago de la Nueva Estremadura (Santiago), Baldivia, Osorno, Imperial, Ongol villa nueva de los Infantes, La Concepcion and L Serena. The Andes are shown prominently, with an unnamed lake and Mendoza and San Juan de la Frontera as the only plces named on the east side of the Lake. A title cartouche, compass rose, a large scale cartouches and a 5-point key on a scroll are all used to fill the empty space on the far side of the Andes. The sea has rhumb lines, two galleons, two sea monsters, another compass rose and a publisher’s cartouche.

Cartographer(s)

Henricus Hondius

Henricus Hondius was a Dutch engraver, cartographer and publisher.

Condition Description

Various defects in the margins.

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