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Auction 113, Lot 358

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

Subject: Southern South America

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21 x 16.2 inches
53.3 x 41.1 cm
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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. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Atlantes) #9950:2B; Manasek, fig.8.4.

Condition: C

Good impression and original color. Darkly toned along centerfold, else very good. Would benefit greatly from a professional cleaning.

Estimate: $550 - $650

Sold for: $400

Closed on 12/7/2005