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Auction 104, Lot 313

"Magellanici Freti Delineatio", Langenes, Barent

Subject: Southern South America

Period: 1600 (circa)


Color: Black & White

5.2 x 3.6 inches
13.2 x 9.1 cm
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Miniature map of the strategic Strait of Magellan. Tierra del Fuego is still shown as a large landmass with the strapwork title and scale cartouches conveniently obscuring its extents. The tiny map is beautifully engraved with a stippled sea, elaborate compass rose and penguins decorating the scale cartouche.


Condition: A

Lightly age-toned with one tiny spot, still very good.

Estimate: $140 - $180


Closed on 9/10/2003