"Freti Magellanici ac novi Freti vulgo Le Maire exactissima delineatio", Hondius
Subject: Southern South America
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. Barely noticeable light foxing, professional repair of bottom centerfold and a short tear in margin, with a bit of light creasing, overall an attractive map.