"Destroit de Magellan, Terre et Isles Magellanicques, &c.", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: Southern South America
Period: 1700 (circa)
Publication: Description de Tout l'Univers
Color: Hand Color
9.4 x 7.6 inches
23.9 x 19.3 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 decorative title cartouche. Engraved by Antoine d'Winter.
References: Pastoureau, SANSON II F.
A dark, crisp impression, issued folding, with a couple of faint spots of foxing.