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