Auction 136, Lot 448

"Fretum Magellannicum, und Dessen Eigentliche Beschreibung…", Bry, Theodore de

Subject: South America - Southern

Period: 1601 (published)

Publication: Grand Voyages Part IX

Color: Black & White

11.6 x 6.4 inches
29.5 x 16.3 cm

This small copper engraved map illustrates the voyages of Sebald de Weert and Olivier van Noordt through the Straits of Magellen in 1598. It features renderings of the native inhabitants taken from the illustrations to De Weert’s voyage and an interesting depiction of a penguin and a giant snail. The map is further adorned with a compass rose orienting the map with south at the top, and two strapwork cartouches.

References: Garratt [TMC-9] pp. 2-11, #G13.

Condition: B+

Some minor creasing along centerfold and some repairs in the blank margins.

Estimate: $375 - $450

Sold for: $400

Closed on 6/1/2011