Auction 121, Lot 402

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

Subject: South America - Southern

Period: 1631 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.2 inches
19.1 x 13.2 cm

This strongly engraved small map covers the tip of South America showing both the Strait of Magellan and Le Maire Strait. Engraved to shown the rugged mountainous terrain and treacherous sea passages. There is a Latin note near Patagonia about the giants in the region who are ten feet tall. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius and decorated with fine title and scale cartouches. German text on verso.

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Condition: A

Couple of worm holes in blank margins.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $230

Closed on 9/26/2007

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