Maps, South America, Magellan, Homann
"Typus Geographicus Chili a Paraguay Freti Magellanici"
Originally hand-colored copper etching.
Published by the heirs of Johann Baptist Homann.
This map of the southern portion of South America goes back to a publication
by Guillaume de L'Isle (1675-1726). His map was adopted by the heirs of Johann Baptist Homann and published by them in 1733. Map reaches from just north of the Tripic of Capricorn to Tierra del Fuego (Fire Land) and clearly shows the passage way of Magellan. Map goes out west into the South Pacific including the islands of St. Ambrosio and St. Felix (Chile) as well as the Juan Fernandez Islands Archipelago (Chile). East of the South American continent we see the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas). And in the lower right corner of the map we have the "Paln de la Ville de Santiagoe" with a legend of prominent city sights. Draw a line from Arica (Chile) on the Pacific to the Archipelago of dos Abrolhos on the Atlantic and you have the northernmost places shown on this map. Neighboring San Sebastian (Brazil) we see the Bay of Rio de Janeiro. The southern part of Brazil and Bolivia as well as all of Paraguay, Uruguay, Is it the Hharvesting of salt which we see at the bottom of the boroque title cartouche? Argentina and Chile we find on this attractive map.
Original antique print
The original hand coloring as well as the impression is very nice. There are some traces of age and use: Water stains in margins, pencil underlinings below some place names and some light spotting in margins and in the Atlantic and Pacific. Actually this is an attractive and decorative map. Reverse side has no print.
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