Santo Maria Chile Coast So. America 1645 Janszoon scarce antique harbor view
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Santo Maria.

(Coast of Chile, South America).

Issued Amsterdam, 1645 by Jan Janszoon

Charming little mid 17th century copper-engraved birds-eye view of this Chile, South American harbor.

Nicely detailed, with numerous sailing ships, as well as buildings and individual people on shore. A compass rose at bottom left orients north downward in the view.

Engraving includes the original text leaf, which is a key sheet. This key sheet specifically identifies each of the features seen in the view, which are marked with tiny letters.

In near VG to VG, mostly clean condition.

Some light even toning, otherwise sheet remains clean and well-preserved overall.

Sheet measures c. 9 1/8" W x 7 1/8" H

Engraved area measures c. 8 3/8" W x 5 3/4" H.

Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 2, pp. 428-9.