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Auction 99, Lot 305

"A Chart of the Streights of Magellan", Moll, Herman

Subject: South America - Southern

Period: 1745 (circa)


Color: Black & White

10.6 x 7 inches
26.9 x 17.8 cm

Detailed copper engraving of the Strait of Magellan with anchorages and hazards carefully noted. Tierra del Fuego is labeled King Charles's South Land with a notation that it is "A rocky Mountainous Desolate Land the Tops of the Mountains Covered with Snow". Table includes the names of several islands in the straight. Simple title block and a compass rose.


Condition: A

Estimate: $170 - $200

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/12/2002