Auction 148, Lot 427

"Carte du Detroit de Magellan dans Laquelle on a Insere les Observations et les Decouvertes du Capne. Byron, du Capne. Wallis, et du Capne. Carteret", Benard, Jacques Francois

Subject: Strait of Magellan

Period: 1789 (circa)

Publication: Relation des Voyages Entrepris par Ordre de sa Majeste Britannique

Color: Black & White

29.4 x 18 inches
74.7 x 45.7 cm

A spectacular chart detailing the Straits of Magellan and illuminating the truly complicated and treacherous nature of this passage. It depicts the discoveries of the navigators Byron, Wallis and Carteret. Terrific detail includes soundings, current directions, rocks and anchorages. Four large land approach views (Cap des Vierges, Rochers Blancs, Cap Beau Tems and Vue du Port Famine) in upper portion show the land to be rugged and mountainous. Published in a French edition of John Hawkesworth's An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of his Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere.


Condition: A

Issued folding with a couple of insignificant spots.

Estimate: $350 - $425


Closed on 2/19/2014