Catalog Archive
Auction 151, Lot 427

"Fretum Magellanicum cum Terris & Insulis Adjacentibus", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Strait of Magellan

Period: 1679 (published)

Publication: Di e Gantze Erd-Kugel

Color: Hand Color

9.8 x 8.2 inches
24.9 x 20.8 cm

A charming small map of Tierra del Fuego showing both the Strait of Magellan and Le Maire Strait. Inland detail is confined to a mountain range and several rivers, and the mythical Destroit de Browers is labeled at far right. Adorned with a strapwork title cartouche. Published in Johann David Zunners' rare German translation of Sanson's L'Amerique en Plusieurs Cartes.


Condition: B+

Issued folding on watermarked paper with minor creasing. Backed in old paper to reinforce several short fold separations and to close 3 small worm holes.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $180

Closed on 11/19/2014