Auction 134, Lot 381

"Carte du Detroit de Magellan dans laquelle on a Insere les Observations et les Decouvertes du Capne. Byron, du Capne. Wallis, et du Capne. Carteret", Benard, Jacques Francois

Subject: Strait of Magellan

Period: 1785 (circa)

Publication: Relation des voyages entrepris par ordre de sa Majeste Britannique

Color: Hand Color

Size:
29.8 x 18.2 inches
75.7 x 46.2 cm

A spectacular chart detailing the Straits of Magellan and illuminating the truly complicated and treacherous nature of this passage. It depicts the discoveries of the navigators, Byron, Wallis and Carteret. Terrific detail includes soundings, current directions, rocks and anchorages. Four large recognition views (Cap des Vierges, Rochers Blancs, Cap Beau Tems and Vue du Port Famine) in upper portion show the land to be rugged and mountainous.

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Condition: B+

Issued folding, now flattened. There are a couple tiny spots and a repaired binding tear at lower left, else very good.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $550

Closed on 12/1/2010

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