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Auction 144, Lot 135

"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

13.7 x 7.5 inches
34.8 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.


Condition: A

Issued folding, now pressed with one faint damp stain in bottom blank margin just entering map border.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $120

Closed on 4/3/2013