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Auction 94, Lot 211

"Tabula Magellanica, qua Tierrae del Fuego, cum Celeberrimis Fretis a F. Magellano et I. Le Maire…", Blaeu, (Family)

Subject: Southern South America

Period: 1640 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

21.2 x 16.2 inches
53.8 x 41.1 cm
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Impressive map of the tip of South America with the Strait of Magellan and Le Maire Strait. The coastlines are depicted as very mountainous, while the interior is completely without detail. Richly arrayed with rhumb lines, three compass roses, a fleet of ships, and the coat of arms and dedication to Constantino Hugenio. Three strapwork cartouches with title, key and scale featuring a family group of natives.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $800 - $900

Sold for: $1,100

Closed on 3/7/2001