Auction 117, Lot 413

"Freti Magellanici ac novi Freti vulgo Le Maire exactissima delineatio", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Southern South America

Period: 1628 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.3 inches
19.1 x 13.5 cm

This charming small map covers the tip of South America showing both the Strait of Magellan and Le Maire Strait. Engraved to shown the mountainous terrain and treacherous sea passages. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius and decorated with fine title and scale cartouches. Latin text on verso.

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Condition: B

Couple of tiny spots in map and margins, else very good.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/6/2006

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