Auction 105, Lot 278

"Tabula Magellanica, qua Tierrae del Fuego, cum Celeberrimis Fretis a F. Magellano et I. Le Maire…", Blaeu, Willem

Subject: South America - Southern

Period: 1635 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21 x 16.2 inches
53.3 x 41.1 cm

Impressive map of the tip of South America with the Strait of Magellan and Le Maire Strait. The coastlines are depicted as very mountainous, while the interior is completely without detail. Richly arrayed with rhumb lines, three compass roses, a fleet of ships, and the coat of arms with dedication to Constantino Hugenio. Three strapwork cartouches with title, key and scale featuring a family group of natives.


Condition: B

Beautiful impression and coloring. A little toning along centerfold and a few other light spots, else very good.

Estimate: $900 - $1,000

Sold for: $650

Closed on 12/3/2003