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Auction 100, Lot 260

"Fretum Magellanicum", Mercator/Cloppenburgh

Subject: South America - Southern

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

10 x 7.5 inches
25.4 x 19.1 cm
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Charming small map of the island showing both the Strait of Magellan and the newly discovered Strait le Maire. The chart is centered on a lovely compass rose with rhumb lines. Text on verso.


Condition: B

Small hole at lower right border, filled and neatline supplied in facsimile. Two tiny pin holes remain. Close trimmed at binding side.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/12/2002