Auction 142, Lot 385

"Carte Reduite du Detroit de Magellan Dressee sur les Journaux des Navigateurs", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Southern South America

Period: 1753 (dated)

Publication: Raynal's Atlas Portatif

Color: Hand Color

13.5 x 7.5 inches
34.3 x 19.1 cm

Uncommon detailed chart of the Strait of Magellan locating harbors, islands, capes and bays from Cap des Vierges to Cap de la Victoire. The rococo-style cartouche includes a lettered reference table for anchorages, bays, and harbors in the vicinity of Isle de Louis le Grand at the mid-point of the strait. The Dutch title, Gereduceerde Kaart van de Straat van Magellan, is also included in the title cartouche.


Condition: A

A nice impression with original color on watermarked paper. Minor printer's ink residue in corners, and a tiny paper flaw in Terre de Feu.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/28/2012