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Vergara, B. - Mensura de las minas. . . Choquelimpie. (manuscript map)

Vergara, B. -  Mensura de las minas. . . Choquelimpie. (manuscript map)
Mensura de las minas. . . Choquelimpie. (manuscript map) - Vergara, B.
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Title : Mensura de las minas. . . Choquelimpie. (manuscript map).
Map maker : Vergara, B..
Date : Chile, Choquelimpie, 19 December 1906.
Size : 17.7 x 22.2 inches. / 45.0 x 56.5 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :Pen and ink drawing of the mines "Porvenir", "Defensa" and "Amparo" in Choquelimpe region in Chili by Belisaeio Vergara and E.Basadre Forero. Dated "Choquelimpie 19 de Diciembre de 1906. Firmado, E.Basadre Forero."
Choquelimpie was the highest gold and silver mine in the world. The ore deposit is located in northern Chile at an elevation of over 4,800 meters above sea level, as high as Mont Blanc.
It was a significant gold producer from about 1984 to 1992 and continues to attract interest to the present day.
Choquelimpie is not far distant from the legendary mines of El Cerro Rico de Potosi, discovered in 1545 by Spanish Conquistadores and destined to become the most important silver mines in the world. The nearby town of Potosi grew into the biggest city in the Americas and provided immense wealth for the Spanish Empire.
Condition : Pen and ink on silk.

ID: 35923

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