Catalog Archive
Auction 174, Lot 370

"Freti Magellanici ac Novi Freti Vulgo Le Maire Exactissima Delineatio", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: Strait of Magellan & Tierra del Fuego

Period: 1648 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.6 x 5.3 inches
19.3 x 13.5 cm
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This strongly engraved small map covers the tip of South America showing both the Strait of Magellan and Le Maire Strait. Engraved to show the rugged mountainous terrain and treacherous sea passages. There is a Latin note near Patagonia about the giants in the region who are ten feet tall! Engraved by Petrus Kaerius and decorated with fine title and scale cartouches. German text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9950:352.1.

Condition: B+

Light toning on paper with a coat of arms watermark and a couple of small worm holes.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/11/2019