Auction 156, Lot 404

"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: Black & White

Size:
13.6 x 7.6 inches
34.5 x 19.3 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 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.

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Condition: B+

A crisp impression on watermarked paper with light offsetting and minor toning along centerfold. Issued folding.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $40

Closed on 2/17/2016

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