Picture-Frame Style Border
"De Straat van Magellaen Sedert Desselfs Eerste Ondekker, F. Magellaen...", Aa, Pieter van der
Subject: Strait of Magellan
Period: 1729 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
11.5 x 8.8 inches
29.2 x 22.4 cm
Lovely little map of the continent's southern tip showing the Straits of Magellan and Le Maire. Tierra del Fuego is featureless except for a vignette of a native village. The map was created to show the explorations of Spaniard Alonso de Ojeda, as well as those who traveled the strait after its discovery by Ferdinand Magellan. The pictorial title cartouche includes a native and a sailor using navigational instruments. The map is surrounded by an elaborate picture-frame style border that was printed from a separate plate.
A superb impression on paper with a fleur-de-lis coat of arms watermark and wide margins. There is minor toning and light soiling in the blank margins. Manuscript page number at bottom right.