Auction 170, Lot 428

"Provinciae Sitae ad Fretum Magallanis Itemque Fretum le Maire", de Laet, Joannes

Subject: Southern South America

Period: 1630 (circa)

Publication: Beschrijvinghe van West-Indien…

Color: Hand Color

14.1 x 11 inches
35.8 x 27.9 cm

This fine map is the work of Hessel Gerritsz, one of the most important Dutch cartographers of the 17th century. The map vividly depicts the important tip of South America, key to European trade with the East Indies, with the narrow and treacherous Strait of Magellan and the recently discovered Strait le Maire. The map is oriented with north on the right and it is simply embellished with a strapwork title cartouche, compass rose and banner containing three distance scales.

References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.LAET-1b #10.

Condition: A

A hint of toning on paper with a fleur-de-lis coat of arms watermark.

Estimate: $425 - $500

Sold for: $240

Closed on 11/14/2018