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PISSIS, Pedro Amado - Plano topografico y geologico de la Republica de Chile levantado por orden del gobierno bajo de la direccion de Aimi Pissis. Grabado por N. Desmadryl.

PISSIS, Pedro Amado - Plano topografico y geologico de la Republica de Chile levantado por orden del gobierno bajo de la direccion de Aimi Pissis. Grabado por N. Desmadryl.
Plano topografico y geologico de la Republica de Chile levantado por orden del gobierno bajo de la direccion de Aimi Pissis. Grabado por N. Desmadryl. - PISSIS, Pedro Amado
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Title : Plano topografico y geologico de la Republica de Chile levantado por orden del gobierno bajo de la direccion de Aimi Pissis. Grabado por N. Desmadryl. .
Map maker : PISSIS, Pedro Amado.
Date : [Paris], 1859.
Size : 216.5 x 36.6 inches. / 550.0 x 93.0 cm.
Colouring : Original outline colouring.

Description :Enormous map of Chile in 13 lithographed map sheets, mounted on linen, with manuscript annotations by a German explorer.
13 lithographed map sheets, mounted on linen. Each sheet measures between 52 x 93 and 52 x63 cm, when folded out, the total map when aligned thus totals some 5.5 metres in length (!). Scale 1: 250,000.
The first modern large map of Chile, very detailed and beautifully executed. It shows the area from the Atacama desert up to Chiloe.
Pissis was born in France and studied geology in Paris. He extensively traveled in Chile, Argentina and Bolivia between 1849 and 1868, and investigated both the geography and the geology of these countries. Besides this spectacular map, Pissis also published an important book about the geology of Chile: Geografia Fisica de la Republica de Chile (1876). A volcano in Argentina is named Monte Pissis in his honor.
Complete copies of Pissis' map are very rare.

The present copy of this map bears the stamp "Steinmann" on several of the sheet labels.

Sheet no. 3 is mounted on white linen (while the others are on brown linen) and bears handwritten label reading: G. Steinmann. Chilenische Cordillere in der Breite von La Serena mit geol. eintragungen von Dr. Morieke. This makes it clear that this map has been used in the field and in his study by the noted German geologist Gustav Steinmann (1856-1929) and his assistants during his several years of pioneering travel and research in the southern part of South America.

Steinmann's travels and investigations resulted in a considerable number of important publications on the geology and paleontology of Chile and Peru.
Several of the maps contain highlighted areas marked with colored pencil, and in one case also a handwritten legend. Clearly these must be Steinmann's notes.


Condition : Very good condition with notes and highlights by a German explorer who used the map for his geological exploration of Chile.


ID: 91946

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