Auction 140, Lot 409

"Tractus Australior Americae Meridionalis a Rio de la Plata per Fretum Magellanicum ad Toraltum", Wit, Frederick de

Subject: Southern South America

Period: 1675 (circa)

Publication: Orbis Marititimus ofte Zee Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
22 x 19 inches
55.9 x 48.3 cm

Very striking sea chart depicting the southern part of South America from the Rio de la Plata to Tierra del Fuego, showing the Straits of Magellan. The chart is topped with a magnificent title cartouche featuring natives mining and offering gifts to their European masters. The sea is decorated with a group of ships engaged in battle. The grand cartouche and embellishments are the work of the famous Dutch etcher Romain de Hooghe.

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Condition: B+

Sharp impression with fine original color. There is some minor paper damage in the blank margins with some old paper reinforcement to the top corners. A short centerfold separation at bottom and a small crack at top right have both been repaired with tissue on verso.

Estimate: $1,100 - $1,300

Sold for: $800

Closed on 5/23/2012

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