Auction 145, Lot 405

"Carte du Detroit de le Maire, Dressee sur les Journaux des Navigateurs", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Southern South America

Period: 1753 (dated)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

10.9 x 7.7 inches
27.7 x 19.6 cm

This chart illustrates this important passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Jacob Le Maire and Willem Schouten discovered the strait in 1616, which was a much less treacherous route than the Strait of Magellan, and opened up a new trade route for the Dutch. The map is adorned with a fine compass rose.


Condition: B

Watermarked paper with wide margins, faint centerfold toning, and six small wormholes adjacent to centerfold near the top border.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $85

Closed on 6/12/2013