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An Early Example of Hessel Gerritsz's Map of Chile

Detailed map of Chile, oriented with east at the top and centered on Arauco. Extends from the Santiago area (Rio de Copayapo) to just south of Castro (Isla Grande de Chiloe).

Gerritsz' map Chile of served as a model for other cartographers throughout the rest of the century.

De Laet's map appeared in his seminal work on America, which is widely regarded as the most important and influential treatise on the subject published in the 17th century.

An essential map for collectors of this region.