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Selected Maps

Cartographer: Mercator Hondius
Title: : [Magellan Straits]
Date: 1613      Size: 20 x 15 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Beautiful full-colour example of one of the earliest commercially available maps of the Magellan Straits. Inverted so that Tierra del Fuego is the landmass at the top of the page. Original hand colour.
Map Ref: SAM3331
Cartographer: Samuel Purchas
Title: : Fretum Magellani
Date: 1625      Size: 6 x 5 inches
Published: London
Description: The Straits of Magellan and Tierra del Fuego. Published as part of Hakluytus Posthomous or Purchas his Pilgrimis, contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and Lande Travells, by Englishmen and others. Coloured.
Map Ref: SAM3258
Cartographer: Henricus Hondius
Title: : Fretimagellanici ac novi Freti vulgo Le Maire exactissima delineatio
Date: c. 1630      Size: 19 x 15 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Magellan Straits. Striking 'Dutch Golden Age' map decorated with sea monsters, ships, and a pair of Magellanic penguins, spotted by Ferdinand Magellan in 1520. Original colour.
Map Ref: SAM3228
Cartographer: Mercator Hondius
Title: : Fretum Magellani
Date: 1635      Size: 8 x 6 inches
Published: London
Description: Beautiful and early map of the Straits of Magellan based on the surveys by Spanish, Dutch and English mariners. Coloured.
Map Ref: SAM3311
Cartographer: Willem & Jan Blaeu
Title: : Tabula Magellanica
Date: c. 1650      Size: 22 x 16 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Stunning chart of the Magellan Straits, Tierra del Fuego or Magellanica and the Le Maire Straits. Original colour.
Map Ref: SAM3173
Cartographer: Johann Ulrich Muller
Title: : [Magellanica]
Date: 1692      Size: 3 x 6 inches
Published: Ulm
Description: Magellanica. Miniature map with text. Coloured.
Map Ref: SAM2053
Cartographer: Nicolas De Fer
Title: : Le Detroit de Magellan
Date: 1705      Size: 13 x 9 inches
Published: Paris
Description: Magellan Straits. Detailed map of straits. Coloured.
Map Ref: SAM2222
Cartographer: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin
Title: : Carte du Detroit de le Maire
Date: 1753      Size: 11 x 8 inches
Published: Paris
Description: Le Maire Straits. Coloured chart of the Straits.
Map Ref: SAM2479
Cartographer: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin
Title: : Carte Reduite du Detroit de Magellan
Date: 1753      Size: 12 x 9 inches
Published: Paris
Description: Elegant sea chart of the Magellan Straits, with detail of the islands, ports and bays. Coloured.
Map Ref: SAM3156
Cartographer: Anon
Title: : Carte du Detroit de Magellan
Date: c. 1760      Size: 30 x 19 inches
Published: N/A
Description: Detailed hydrographic survey based on Byron, Wallis and Carteret.
Map Ref: SAM2753
Cartographer: Capt. James Cook
Title: : [Le Maire Straits]
Date: 1794      Size: 14 x 12 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Le Maire Straits. Two maps on one sheet and an series of coastlines showing this region. Coloured.
Map Ref: SAM2644