Auction 148, Lot 424

"Magellanici Freti Delineatio", Hondius/Bertius

Subject: Strait of Magellan

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. French text on verso.

References: King (2nd ed.) pp. 96-99; Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9950:342A.

Condition: A

A nice impression with minor show-through of text on verso.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/19/2014