"Magellanici Freti Delineatio", Hondius/Bertius
Subject: Southern South America
Period: 1618 (published)
Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum
Color: Hand Color
5.4 x 3.8 inches
13.7 x 9.7 cm
Miniature map of the strategic Strait of Magellan. Tierra del Fuego is still shown as a large landmass with the strapwork title and scale cartouches conveniently obscuring its extents. The tiny map is beautifully engraved with a stippled sea, elaborate compass rose and penguins decorating the scale cartouche. Latin text on verso.
References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99.
A fine impression on watermarked paper with attractive color.