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Auction 189, Lot 339

"Fretum Magallanicum in quod Olivier a Noort Generalis Navium Devenit Quinto die Novembris, An. 1599...", Doetichum, Baptista van

Subject: Southern South America

Period: 1646 (published)

Publication: Begin ende Voortgangh van de Vereenighde Nederlandtsche Geoctroyeerde Oost-Indische Compagnie

Color: Hand Color

9.2 x 6.4 inches
23.4 x 16.3 cm
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This rare map of the southern tip of South America and the Strait of Magellan appeared in Commelin's collection of voyages, Begin ende Voortgangh van de Vereenighde Nederlandtsche Geoctroyeerde Oost-Indische Compagnie, which includesa map based on Olivier van Noort's 1602 voyage through the strait. Van Noort was the first Dutch explorer to circumnavigate the globe. The map includes little inland detail aside from some place names, including Santiago. The mouth of Rio de la Plata is shown, but Buenos Aires is not identified. Porto Desire, site of a battle between Van Noort's men and the Patagonians, is located at the mouth of an exaggerated Deseado River, along with a nearby Pinguyns Eyland. A a large image of a penguin is shown inland, and two other Pinguyns Eylanden are depicted in the Strait of Magellan. The northern portion of Tierra del Fuego is shown as well. The map is handsomely adorned with two compass roses, a strapwork title cartouche, galleons representing van Noort's fleet in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.


Condition: B

Light toning and foxing with some chips in the right blank margin and loss of about 3mm of image along the left edge, now professionally remargined.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 9/14/2022