Auction 127, Lot 434

"Carte de la Terre de Feu et des Detroits de Magellan et de le Maire avec les Nouvelles Isles d'Anycan et de Beauchene", Anon.

Subject: South America - Southern

Period: 1730 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
10.3 x 5 inches
26.2 x 12.7 cm

Interesting small map of Tierra del Fuego showing the important straits of Magellan and Le Maire. The map contains little detail, but is dominated by a large decorative cartouche featuring two sailors. The map appeared in numerous historical accounts during the 18th century, including Lettres Edifiantes et Curieuses. Dissected and backed with contemporary brown linen with title in brown manuscript ink on a paper label.

References:

Condition: B+

There is a bit of uneven toning with narrow margins.

Estimate: $120 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 2/25/2009

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