Blaeu, W. J.: Freti Magellanici ac novi Freti vulgo Le Maire



Willem Janszoon Blaeu (1571-1638)

Freti Magellanici ac novi Freti vulgó Le Maire exactissima delineatio.

17th century map of the Magellan Strait and Tierra del Fuego in the south of South America.
The map is full of interesting details and illustrations,
such as the Patagonian giants, sea monsters and penguins.

Two decorative cartouches and a fine compass rose centered on the map.
Hand-coloured copper plate engraving.
Heavy browning in the margins – not affecting the image.

Year of printing ca. 1660
Place of printing Amsterdam
Technique kuparipiirros / kopparstick / copper engraving
Illustrations käsin väritetty / handkolorerade / hand coloured
Dimensions 38 x 49 cm
Condition 3
Condition explanations (5) Mint, (4) Very good, (3) Good, (2) Fair, (1) Poor