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Auction 185, Lot 415

"Carte du Detroit de Le Maire, Dressee sur les Journaux des Navigateurs", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Le Maire Strait

Period: 1753 (dated)

Publication: Abrege de l'Histoire Generale des Voyages

Color: Hand Color

10.8 x 7.7 inches
27.4 x 19.6 cm
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This chart illustrates this important passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Jacob Le Maire and Willem Schouten discovered the strait in 1616, which was a much less treacherous route than the Strait of Magellan, and opened up a new trade route for the Dutch. The map is adorned with a fine compass rose.


Condition: A

A sharp impression on a bright sheet of watermarked paper, issued folding with minor offsetting and light soiling along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $100 - $130

Sold for: $50

Closed on 11/17/2021