Auction 114, Lot 340

"Fretum Magellani", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: South America - Southern

Period: 1620 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

6.8 x 5 inches
17.3 x 12.7 cm

Super little map featuring the Strait of Magellan. The map is centered on a large, finely engraved, compass rose and further embellished with strapwork title and distance scale cartouches. Italian text on verso.


Condition: A

Lovely impression and color. Faint damp stain in margin, well away from map.

Estimate: $230 - $275

Sold for: $275

Closed on 3/1/2006