Auction 155, Lot 389

"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.

Condition: A

A dark, crisp impression, issued folding, with a couple of faint spots of foxing.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/18/2015