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1762 Pinco ou Port de la Conception au Chile

1762 Pinco ou Port de la Conception au Chile

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By: Jacques Nicolas Bellin

Date: 1762 (circa) Paris

Dimensions: 8.75 x 6.75 inches (22.23 x 17.15 cm)

This antique map showcases the Bay and Port of Concepcion, Chile, featuring some of the earliest villages in the area.

Despite its smaller scale compared to other ports in the country, the Port of Concepcion held significant importance in the 16th century, serving as a key arrival point for Spanish fleets. Founded by Pedro de Valdivia in 1550 as a stronghold against the Mapuche people, the city of Concepcion endured numerous challenges, including earthquakes, tidal waves, and indigenous attacks. Despite these adversities and eventual relocation, the city has persevered to the present day.

The map meticulously details the bay, including its singular island and surrounding topography, with hachure indicating terrain features. Rhumb lines extend from a point in the northern region of the bay, while shoals and depth soundings are marked.

With two entrances to the bay—Boca Chica and Boca Grande—the latter is wide enough to accommodate large merchant vessels, albeit limited by shallow depths. The map depicts the city's mid-18th-century location, adorned with a decorative title cartouche featuring a distance legend.

Condition: Map is in A condition with lovely hand coloring over a sharp impression on lean paper with full margins.

Inventory #12684

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