Auction 108, Lot 276

"Provinciae Sitae Ad Fretum Magallanis itemque Fretum le Maire", Gerritsz/De Laet

Subject: South America - Southern

Period: 1630 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

14 x 11 inches
35.6 x 27.9 cm

This fine map is the work of Hessel Gerritsz, one of the most important Dutch cartographers of the 17th century. The map vividly depicts the important tip of South America, key to European trade with the East Indies, with the narrow and treacherous Strait of Magellan and the recently discovered Strait le Maire. The map is oriented with north on the right and it is simply embellished with a strapwork title cartouche, compass rose and banner containing three distance scales.


Condition: B

Professional repair of small tear in bottom border. Bit of soil and light creasing with one small spot above scale cartouche.

Estimate: $800 - $850

Sold for: $600

Closed on 9/29/2004