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Auction 129, Lot 438

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

Subject: Southern South America

Period: 1628 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.5 x 5.2 inches
19.1 x 13.2 cm
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This strongly engraved small map covers the tip of South America showing both the Strait of Magellan and Le Maire Strait. Engraved to show 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. French text on verso.


Condition: A

There is a light crease in the map with a couple professional repairs in blank margins. The right side margin has been professionally extended to better accommodate framing.

Estimate: $150 - $220

Sold for: $110

Closed on 9/23/2009