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Auction 146, Lot 365

"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 7.6 inches
34.8 x 19.3 cm
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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: B+

A nice impression on watermarked paper with a few light spots in the image and some printer's ink residue. Remargined at right and left with a portion of border replaced in facsimile.

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 9/4/2013