Auction 137, Lot 471

"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.

Condition: A+

Estimate: $170 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/14/2011