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Auction 118, Lot 505

"Tractus Australior Americae Meridionalis a Rio de la Plata per Fretum Magellanicum ad Toraltum", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: South America - Southern

Period: 1675 (circa)

Publication: Orbis Marititimus ofte Zee Atlas

Color: Hand Color

21.8 x 19 inches
55.4 x 48.3 cm

Very striking sea chart depicting the southern part of South America from the Rio de la Plata to Tierra del Fuego, showing the Straits of Magellan. The chart is topped with a magnificent title cartouche featuring natives mining and offering gifts to their European masters. The sea is decorated with a group of ships engaged in battle.


Condition: A+

Fine impression and original color.

Estimate: $750 - $950

Sold for: $900

Closed on 3/6/2007