Mercator, G.: Exquisita & magno aliquot.. Freti Magellanici..



Gerhard Mercator (1512 – 1594) – Jodocus Hondius (1563-1612)

Exquisita & magno aliquot mensium periculo lustrata etiam retecta Freti Magellanici facies.

17th century map of the Magellan Straits and Tierra del Fuego from the Mercator-Hondius atlas.
Hand coloured copper engraving with south on the top.
Three large decorative cartouches, one of them with penguins. An impressive compass rose centered in the middle.
Also other interesting illustrations such as sea monsters, sea lions and naval ships.

Water staining and browning mostly on the verso but also on the image.

Year of printing 1610-1630
Place of printing Amsterdam
Technique kuparipiirros / kopparstick / copper engraving
Illustrations käsinväritetty / handkolorerade / hand coloured
Dimensions 35,5 x 46 cm
Condition 3. Water staining and browning.
Condition explanations (5) Mint, (4) Very good, (3) Good, (2) Fair, (1) Poor