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Fretum Magellanicum

Fretum Magellanicum : G. Mercator / J. Cloppenburgh.

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An attractive and clear map of Tierra Del Fuego - one of the earliest depictions following the Dutch voyage under Le Maire and Schouten which rounded Cape Horn and helped dispel the myth of the Great Southern Continent. Magellan's Strait is clearly marked with features extensively named. Unusually the copperplate lacks an engraved title relying on a letterpress printing above the map. rare and important.
mapmakers: G. Mercator   J. Cloppenburgh.
place and date of publication: Amsterdam 1630
medium and colour: copperplate, Coloured
size in mm: 190 by 260mm (7.5 by 10.25 inches).
ref: 41383

Price: £ 280

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