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Auction 118, Lot 503

"Freti Magellanici ac novi Freti vulgo Le Maire exactissima delineatio", Hondius, Henricus

Subject: South America - Southern

Period: 1638 (published)


Color: Hand Color

19.3 x 15 inches
49 x 38.1 cm

Elaborately decorated map of the tip of South America with the Strait of Magellan and Le Maire Strait. The coastlines of Tierra del Fuego are incomplete. Fully engraved to show the mountainous terrain with no other detail, except a depiction of penguins, noted as Pingini Aves. Richly arrayed with rhumb lines, a compass rose, galleons and sea monsters in addition to the three strapwork cartouches. Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

Lovely impression and color.

Estimate: $700 - $900

Sold for: $500

Closed on 3/6/2007