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Auction 171, Lot 413

"Fretum Magellani", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Strait of Magellan

Period: 1613 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

6.8 x 4.9 inches
17.3 x 12.4 cm
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Splendid little map featuring the Strait of Magellan. The map is centered on a large, finely engraved, compass rose and further embellished with strapwork title and distance scale cartouches. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9950:351.

Condition: A

A dark impression with minor toning and a couple of faint damp stains along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/6/2019