Vista de la Ciudad de Santiago de Chile desde la falda del Cerro de Santo Domingo.
Rare aquatint & etching, very scarce. Sheet 290 x 390mm (11½ x 15"). Old ink mss. under title.
A view of Santiago in Chile, from the scientific voyage of Alessandro Malaspina, 1789-1794. After five years at sea Malaspina returned home in 1794 and found the political situation of Spain not to his liking: his liberal tendencies led to his imprisonment in 1796 and exile after his release in 1802. His seven-volume account of his expedition was suppressed and remained unpublished until the late 19th century. Fernando Brambila (1763-1834) was the expedition's artist.
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