Auction 106, Lot 279

"Magellanici Freti Delineatio", Langenes, Barent

Subject: South America - Southern

Period: 1600 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
5.2 x 3.7 inches
13.2 x 9.4 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.

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Condition: A

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

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $140

Closed on 3/3/2004

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