"Magellanici Freti Delineatio", Bertius, Petrus
Subject: South America - Southern
Period: 1616 (circa)
Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum
Color: Hand Color
5.3 x 4.3 inches
13.5 x 10.9 cm
Miniature map of the strategic Strait of Magellan. Tierra del Fuego is still shown as a large landmass with the strapwork title and scale cartouches conveniently obscuring its extents. The tiny map is beautifully engraved with a stippled sea, elaborate compass rose and penguins decorating the scale cartouche. Latin text on verso.
References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 80-82.