"Carte du Detroit de Magellan dans laquelle on a Insere les Observations et les Decouvertes du Capne. Byron, du Capne. Wallis, et du Capne. Carteret", Benard, Jacques Francois
Subject: Southern South America
Period: 1774 (circa)
Color: Black & White
29.4 x 18.3 inches
74.7 x 46.5 cm
A spectacular folio sheet detailing the Straits of Magellan and illuminates the truly complicated and treacherous nature of this passage. Terrific detail includes sounding depths, current directions, rocks and anchorages. Four large recognition views in upper portion show the land to be rugged and mountainous. Large compass rose.
On thick hand-laid paper with one of the best watermarks we've seen. Good margins and folds as issued. A few areas of light offsetting and a binding side tear (no loss), repaired with archival tape.