Auction 105, Lot 281

"Carte du Detroit de Magellan dans laquelle on a Insere les Observations et les Decouvertes du Capne. Byron, du Capne. Wallis, et du Capne. Carteret", Benard, Jacques Francois

Subject: South America - Southern

Period: 1778 (circa)

Publication: Voyage dans l' Hemisphere Australe…

Color: Hand Color

29.6 x 18 inches
75.2 x 45.7 cm

A spectacular chart detailing the Straits of Magellan and illuminating the truly complicated and treacherous nature of this passage. Terrific detail includes soundings, current directions, rocks and anchorages. Four large recognition views (Cap des Vierges, Rochers Blancs, Cap Beau Tems and Vue du Port Famine) in upper portion show the land to be rugged and mountainous. Large compass rose with fleur-de-lis.


Condition: A

Fine impression on thick hand-laid paper with watermarks. A little surface soiling and paper laid in to fill binding cut, still very good.

Estimate: $250 - $300

Sold for: $240

Closed on 12/3/2003