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Auction 94, Lot 210

"Chica Sive Patagonica et Australis Terra", Metellus, Natalius Sequanus

Subject: Southern South America

Period: 1598 (dated)


Color: Black & White

11.2 x 8.7 inches
28.4 x 22.1 cm
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This is the rare and slightly smaller version of the Wytfliet map of the same title. It is divided into two parts: the upper section shows the tip of South America, with the Strait of Magellan separating it from Terra Australis; the lower map shows the South Pole and the huge Terra Australis, with promontories reaching towards Africa, Java and New Guinea. The sea is stipple engraved and includes a Spanish galleon and the sheet includes a fine strapwork title cartouche.


Condition: A

Estimate: $1,800 - $1,900

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 3/7/2001