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Map of Chile


Map of Chile

Blaeu sr., Joan / Blaeu, Wilhelm (Jansz.) / Anoniem / Anonymous

Map of Chile.


Willem Jansz. Blaeu (1571-1638) published this map of Chile in his 'Appendix atlas' of 1630. The data usedd to compile this map, and all the other maps of South America in the atlas, were taken by Blaeu from Johannes de Laets (1583-1649) 'Beschrijvinghe van West-Indien' of 1625. The map was later included in Caspar Barlaeus' 'Rerum per octennium in Brasilia' in 1647 and the 'Atlas Maior' of 1665. To De Laet's chart Blaeu added the cartouche bottom right and the East Indiamen, among other things.

Key: 1. Pta de Talcaguana. / 2. I. Quiriquina. / 3. R. Biobio. / 4. R. Llandalien / 5. R. de la Laxa

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Sources and literature

Barlaeus, Caspar, Rerum per octennium in Brasilia: et alibi nuper gestarum, sub præfectura illustrissimi comitis I. Mavritii [...] historia (1647)

Blaeu, Joan [ed. Peter van der Krogt], Atlas Maior (1665[2005])