Auction 144, Lot 137

"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: Southern South America

Period: 1785 (circa)

Publication: Relation des Voyages Entrepris par Ordre de sa Majeste Britannique

Color: Hand Color

Size:
29.8 x 18.2 inches
75.7 x 46.2 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 land approach 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.

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Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper, now pressed with some minor offsetting and soiling primarily along folds. The sheet is backed in Japanese tissue to repair several small holes at fold intersections.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $450

Closed on 4/3/2013

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