Catalog Archive
Auction 182, Lot 441

"Carte du Detroit de Magellan dans Laquelle on a Insere les Observations et les Decouvertes du Capne. Byron, du Capne. Wallis, et du Capne. Carteret", Benard, Jacques Francois

Subject: Strait of Magellan

Period: 1780 (circa)

Publication: Relation des Voyages Entrepris par Ordre de sa Majeste Britannique...

Color: Hand Color

29.8 x 18.1 inches
75.7 x 46 cm
Download High Resolution Image
(or just click on image to launch the Zoom viewer)

A spectacular chart detailing the Straits of Magellan and illuminating the truly complicated and treacherous nature of this passage. It depicts the discoveries of the navigators Byron, Wallis, and Carteret. Terrific detail includes soundings, current directions, rocks, and anchorages. Four large land approach views (Cap des Vierges, Rochers Blancs, Cap Beau Tems, and Vue du Port Famine) in upper portion show the land to be rugged and mountainous. Published in a French edition of John Hawkesworth's An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of his Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere.


Condition: B+

Issued folding, now flattened, on heavy, watermarked paper with a faint damp stain at bottom right, a few minor spots, a couple tiny splits at fold intersections, and a repaired binding tear at lower left.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $200

Closed on 4/28/2021