Catalog Archive
Auction 176, Lot 359

"Karte der Magellanischen Strasse von Herrn Don Iuan de la Cruz Cano y Olmedillo...", Schraembl, Franz Anton

Subject: Strait of Magellan

Period: 1787 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

26.8 x 20.3 inches
68.1 x 51.6 cm
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This is one of the period's best charts of the important and treacherous Strait of Magellan with a large inset map of Magellanien with the Falkland Islands. The chart is taken from Juan de la Cruz's important 8-sheet map of South America, which incorporated information from the expeditions Byron, Wallis, Carteret, and Bougainville. The remarkable detail includes current direction, anchorages, soundings, coastal topography, notable landmarks, and native villages.


Condition: A

There are a few minor rust spots and paper tape along the top edge on verso. There is a grayish shadow that extends vertically in the right third of the map that is caused by our scanner and doesn't appear on the map itself.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 2/12/2020