Auction 117, Lot 415

"Terre Magellanique", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Southern South America

Period: 1714 (published)

Publication: Atlas Soulage

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.2 inches
19.1 x 13.2 cm

Charming small map of Tierra del Fuego showing both the Strait of Magellan and the newly discovered Strait le Maire. This map is from a revised copper plate originally engraved by Pieter van den Keere and published in the 1628 edition of the Mercator Atlas Minor published by Jansson. For the Atlas Soulage the titles and scale were translated into French and the cartouche was revised. Van den Keere's signature (Petrus Kaerius) was retained. The atlas was only issued once and there is only one known complete copy extant, in the University Library of Leiden.

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Condition: A

Couple of smudges of printer's ink, else fine.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $300

Closed on 12/6/2006

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