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Auction 130, Lot 392

"Destroit de Magellan, Terre et Isles Magellanicques, &c.", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Southern South America

Period: 1700 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

9.5 x 7.5 inches
24.1 x 19.1 cm
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This attractive, small map shows the tip of South America with Tierra del Feugo. It illustrates the Strait of Magellan, Le Maire Strait and the mythical Destroit de Browers. The map was engraved by A. d'Winter for a Dutch edition of Sanson's pocket atlas.


Condition: A+

There is a tiny printer's ink smudge in the blank margin, still fine.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $180

Closed on 12/2/2009