Catalog Archive
Auction 167, Lot 246

"De Straat van Magellanes met het Magellanisch Landt en d'Eilanden", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Southern South America

Period: 1705 (published)

Publication: Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving...

Color: Hand Color

9.3 x 7.6 inches
23.6 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.

This map appeared in Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving, nae de Rechte Verdeeling der Landschappen, Plaetsen, Zeeën, Rivieren, &c. Geographisch, Politisch, Historisch, Chronologisch en Genealogisch, a Dutch edition of A. Phérotée de la Croix's Nouvelle Methode Pour Apprendre Facilement la Geographie Universelle, which first appeared in 1690. The Dutch edition was published by Francois Halma and included 98 maps and views.


Condition: A

A nice impression with a tiny hole just above the title cartouche and light toning along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 3/28/2018