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Auction 116, Lot 402

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

Subject: South America - Southern

Period: 1650 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

21 x 16.5 inches
53.3 x 41.9 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: B

Fine, crisp impression and nice coloring. Margins trimmed to about 1/4" outside neatline. Overall light scattered toning.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/20/2006