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Henricus Hondius:  Freti Magellanici ac novi Freti vulgo Le Maire exactissima delineatio

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Title: Freti Magellanici ac novi Freti vulgo Le Maire exactissima delineatio

Map Maker: Henricus Hondius

Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1630 ca

Coloring: Uncolored

Size: 19.5 x 15 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $875.00

Inventory ID: 53534


Description:

Old color example of Hondius' map of the Straits of Magellan, Le Mair Strait, Fire Lands and the the southern tip of Patagonia.

The coastlines of Tierra del Fuego are incomplete. Fully engraved to show the mountainous terrain with no other detail, except a depiction of penguins, noted as Pingini Aves.  Richly arrayed with rhumb lines, a compass rose, galleons and sea monsters in addition to the three strapwork cartouches.


Condition Description: Old Color. Minor soiling.


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