Auction 99, Lot 304

"Tabula Magellanica, qua Tierrae del Fuego, cum Celeberrimis Fretis a F. Magellano et I. Le Maire…", Montanus, Arnoldus

Subject: South America - Southern

Period: 1673 (published)

Publication: Die Nieuwe en Onbekende Weereld

Color: Black & White

Size:
14 x 11.5 inches
35.6 x 29.2 cm

Elaborately decorated map of the tip of South America with the Strait of Magellan and Le Maire Strait. Several strange creatures are shown in the interior, some of which are being stalked by hunters. Numerous ships are engaged in combat in the waters off the west coast. Two beautiful cartouches complete the composition.

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Condition: A

Backed with light Japanese tissue to repair centerfold.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/12/2002

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