Auction 146, Lot 363

"Magellanici Freti Delineatio", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Southern South America

Period: 1618 (published)

Publication: Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

Condition: A+

A fine impression on watermarked paper with attractive color.

Estimate: $170 - $200

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/4/2013

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