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Auction 189, Lot 340

"Fretum Magellani", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: Strait of Magellan

Period: 1610 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

6.8 x 5 inches
17.3 x 12.7 cm
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Splendid little map featuring the Strait of Magellan. The map is centered on a large, finely engraved, compass rose and further embellished with strapwork title and distance scale cartouches. Latin text on verso, published between 1610-21.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9950:351.

Condition: B+

A dark impression on a lightly toned, watermarked sheet.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/14/2022