15 Hondius /Map of Tierra del Fuego. / Virtual Rare Map Fair 163


Description: HONDIUS, H.
Title: Freti Magellanici ac novi Freti vulgo Le Maire exactissima delinatio..
Published in: Amsterdam, 1633

Size: 15.2 x 19.5 inches.
38.5 x 49.5 cm.

In original colours.
Condition: In good condition. Slight water stain in left and right hand part of the map. German text on verso.
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Early impression of this fine map of Tierra del Fuego. With a Dutch translation of the explanatory text of the passage by Barent Jansz. Potgieter who accompanied captain Sebald de Weert to the Straits in 1599/1600, being the first Dutch vessels to sail through the Strait of Magellan.
After various English voyages, the Dutch appeared in the Strait of Magellan in 1599. One of the Dutch pioneering voyages to the Southwest was the one by Jacques Mahu and Simon de Cordes, who were sent out by Rotterdam merchants.
The five ships of this fleet were the first Dutch vessels to sail through the Strait of Magellan. One of them, the De Liefde, completed the crossing of the Pacific, reached Japan and laid the foundations for Dutch trade there.
  • Number: 1630134 (/28351)
  • Dealer: Speculum Orbis Nauticum

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