"Carte du Detroit de Magellan dans laquelle on a Insere les Observations et les Decouvertes du Capne. Byron, du Capne. Wallis, et du Capne. Carteret", Benard, Jacques Francois
Subject: Strait of Magellan
Period: 1785 (circa)
Publication: Relation des voyages entrepris par ordre de sa Majeste Britannique
Color: Black & White
29.5 x 18 inches
74.9 x 45.7 cm
A spectacular chart detailing the Straits of Magellan and illuminating the truly complicated and treacherous nature of this passage. It depicts the discoveries of the navigators Byron, Wallis and Carteret. Terrific detail includes soundings, current directions, rocks and anchorages. Four large recognition views (Cap des Vierges, Rochers Blancs, Cap Beau Tems and Vue du Port Famine) in upper portion show the land to be rugged and mountainous.
Printed on heavy hand-laid paper with watermarks. Issued folding, now flattened, with one extraneous fold and two short separations at fold intersections that have been closed on verso with archival materials. There is soiling and light offsetting.