Auction 137, Lot 470

"Fretum Magellani", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: South America - Southern

Period: 1610 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

6.8 x 5 inches
17.3 x 12.7 cm

Splendid little map featuring the Strait of Magellan. The map is centered on a large, finely engraved, compass rose and further embellished with strapwork title and distance scale cartouches. Latin text on verso.


Condition: A

Marginal soiling. Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $275

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/14/2011