CHATELAIN, Henri Abraham (1684-1743) Carte tres Curieuse de la Mer du sud…1719

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CHATELAIN, Henri Abraham (1684-1743)

Carte tres Curieuse de la Mer du sud…

Copper plate engraving with hand color

Amsterdam: 1719

$32,000

The most decorative map of the Americas published in the 18th century. A masterpiece of the visual arts,  its remarkable vignettes  confirm the power of commerce and the pursuit of wealth in a time of political upheaval.

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