This article has been produced on the occasion of the exhibition Return Journey. Art of the Americas in Spain (5 October 2021-13 February 2022).
"Description Corographica" mug
Porcelain. 10 cm in diameter x 9 cm in height.
The Hispanic Monarchy's need to control the economic resources generated in America prompted the drawing of maps such as the one preserved in the Royal Library, Description Corographica de las provincias del Piru Chile nuevo Reyno i tierra firme (1618), by Lucas de Quirós, bordered with a frame of plant motifs that are reproduced in this delicate porcelain cup.