Auction 149, Lot 395

"Carte Reduite du Detroit de Magellan Dressee sur les Journaux des Navigateurs", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Strait of Magellan

Period: 1753 (dated)

Publication: Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

13.6 x 7.5 inches
34.5 x 19.1 cm

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 dark impression on watermarked paper with a hit of offsetting, a light damp stain that enters border at bottom left, and an abrasion in border at top left.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/21/2014