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Auction 132, Lot 388

"Karte der Magellanischen Strasse…", Schraembl, Franz Anton

Subject: Southern South America

Period: 1787 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

26.8 x 20.3 inches
68.1 x 51.6 cm

This is one of the period's best charts of the important and treacherous Straits of Magellan with a large inset map of Magellanien with the Falkland’s Islands. The chart is taken from Juan de la Cruz's important 8-sheet map of South America, which incorporated information from the expeditions Byron, Wallis, Carteret & Bougainville. The remarkable detail includes current direction, anchorages, soundings, coastal topography, notable landmarks, and native villages.


Condition: A

Very minor soil in blank margins, well away from the map.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $350

Closed on 6/2/2010