Auction 93, Lot 184

"Freti Magellanici ac novi Freti vulgo Le Maire exactissima delineatio", Hondius

Subject: Tierra Del Feugo

Period: 1630 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.4 x 15 inches
49.3 x 38.1 cm

Elaborately decorated map of the tip of South America with the Strait of Magellan and Le Maire Strait. The coastlines of Tierra del Fuego (the land of fire) are incomplete. Fully engraved to shown the mountainous terrain with no other detail, except a depiction of penguins. Richly arrayed with rhumb lines, a compass rose, galleons and sea monsters in addition to the three strapwork cartouches.


Condition: A

Professional repair of centerfold, with a bit of creasing.

Estimate: $900 - $1,000

Sold for: $800

Closed on 12/6/2000