"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.
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.