Straits of Magellan Tierra del Fuego Patagona Argentina 1699 Sanson rare mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Destroit de Magellan, Terre et Isles Magellanicques, &c.;
(South America, Argentina, Patagonia, Straits of Magellan, Tierra del Fuego).
Issued Amsterdam, 1699 by Sanson. Engraved by de Winter.
Fascinating and uncommon late 17th century antique engraved map.
Simple ornamental title cartouche lower left.
Splendid appearance, fascinating mostly speculative interior details with long rivers, mountain chains and city symbols which do not at all correspond to topographical reality as it then existed.
Original fold line as issued, light toning down centerfold which is more pronounced in the scan than in person on the map itself.Sheet measures c.12 1/4" x 8 1/2"
Engraved area measures c. 9 1/4" x 7 1/2".
Pastoureau, Les Atlas Francais, II-F, 15.
Rhyiner online collection- Bern, Switzerland.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers , vol. 4. p. 102-4.