Auction 165, Lot 401

"Carte de la Terre de Feu et des Detroits de Magellan et de Le Maire avec les Nouvelles Isles d'Ancyan et de Beauchene", Anon.

Subject: Strait of Magellan

Period: 1727 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

10 x 4.9 inches
25.4 x 12.4 cm

Interesting small map of Tierra del Fuego showing the important straits of Magellan and Le Maire. The map contains little detail, but is dominated by a large decorative cartouche featuring two sailors. The map appeared in numerous historical accounts during the 18th century, including Lettres Edifiantes et Curieuses. Engraved by Canu.


Condition: B+

Issued folding, now flattened, with light toning, a couple of small spots, and a few tiny holes in the right blank margin.

Estimate: $190 - $220


Closed on 11/15/2017