Auction 127, Lot 435

"Tractus Australior Americae Meridionalis a Rio de la Plata per Fretum Magellanicum ad Toraltum", Ottens, Reiner and Joshua

Subject: South America, Southern

Period: 1745 (circa)


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. The grand cartouche and embellishments are the work of the famous Dutch etcher Romain de Hooghe. This is a re-issue of the chart originally published by Frederick de Wit in 1675


Condition: A+

Very fine with lovely original color.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,300

Sold for: $850

Closed on 2/25/2009