Product made for the exhibition “Return Journey. Art of the Americas in Spain”. Museo Nacional del Prado. Madrid, October 5, 2021 - February 13, 2022.
"Description Chorographic" document sleeve
Plastic. 21.5 x 31 cm.
This is how Lucas de Quirós, senior cosmographer of the viceroyalty, represented the new annexed territories in detail in this map called Description Chorographic of the provinces of Peru, new kingdom of Chile and Terra Firme (1618, Colecciones Reales. Patrimonio Nacional. Madrid, Real Biblioteca). With a novel design for the time due to its horizontal orientation, a detail of it is reproduced in this practical document sleeve, which can hold several sheets of A4 paper. Blue back.