French Flag Planted Magellan Strait ca. 1780's fascinating old engraved printBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
M. Bourgainville hoisting French Colours on a Small Rock, in Maghellan Streights
(South America- Tierra Del Fuego- Exploration- Strait of Magellan)
Printed ca. 1780's, London
Engraved by Royce
Fascinating original old, vintage, antique engraved print.
The visual presentation is entirely unique for this topic/ subject being covered.
An appealing antique image which could readily be collected on its own merits, displayed or given as a present.
In Average or better than Good antiquarian condition, mostly clean overall, age dustiness or light typical surface wear, and some light to moderate scattered age spotting or foxing as you can see from the scan, overall the image remains attractive --
Please inspect enlargeable photo closely - Any noteworthy flaws to the printed surface area should be noticeable within zoomable picture provided.
[note: We grade very conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws. We are doing our best to show & describe this item so you are happy when it arrives].
Despite any small age flaws the sheet may display, the printed area remains fresh, clean and visually pleasing. The print is well preserved.
Overall a nice impression of a scarce original and interesting antique printed image that any collector, institution or person of good taste would be happy to own.
Sheet measures c. 9 3/8" W x 14 1/4" H.
Engraved area measures c. 5 5/8" W x 9 7/8" H.