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Auction 134, Lot 54

"Repraesentatio Geographica Itineris Maritimi Navis Victoriae in qua ex Personis", Scherer, Heinrich

Subject: North Pole

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Novus

Color: Hand Color

13.8 x 9 inches
35.1 x 22.9 cm
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This very graphic map is presented on a north polar projection and depicts all of the world except the South Pole. California is shown as an island. The map illustrates the remarkable circumnavigation led by Ferdinand Magellan. On the left is an illustration of Victoria, the only remaining ship from Magellan’s Armada de Molucca that sailed from Seville in 1519 in search of a westward route to the Spice Islands. On the right, the few expedition survivors (18 out of the original 237) are shown making their way to the Santa María de la Victoria church in Seville, where they went to give thanks for their safe return. The title cartouche includes the date of their return, September 7, 1522.

References: Shirley #626.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $1,200 - $1,500

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 12/1/2010