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Auction 157, Lot 420


"Carte du Detroit de Magellan dans Laquelle on a Insere les Observations et les Decouvertes du Capne. Byron, du Capne. Wallis, et du Capne. Carteret", Benard, Jacques Francois

Subject: Strait of Magellan

Period: 1780 (circa)

Publication: Relation des Voyages Entrepris par Ordre de sa Majeste Britannique...

Color: Black & White

29.6 x 18.1 inches
75.2 x 46 cm

A spectacular chart detailing the Straits of Magellan and illuminating the truly complicated and treacherous nature of this passage. It depicts the discoveries of the navigators Byron, Wallis, and Carteret. Terrific detail includes soundings, current directions, rocks, and anchorages. Four large land approach views (Cap des Vierges, Rochers Blancs, Cap Beau Tems and Vue du Port Famine) in upper portion show the land to be rugged and mountainous. Published in a French edition of John Hawkesworth's An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of his Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere.


Condition: B+

A fine impression issued folding on sturdy watermarked paper with faint offsetting and some light spots.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $110

Closed on 5/4/2016