Auction 119, Lot 440

"Freti Magellanici ac Novi Freti Vulgo le Maire exactissima delineatio", Hondius, Henricus

Subject: South America - Southern

Period: 1633 (circa)


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 shown 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. German text on verso.


Condition: B

Lovely impression and original color with some uneven toning and a few small stains. Professionally repaired tear just lright of bottom centerfold.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $550

Closed on 5/9/2007