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1609 – G. Mercator – Fretum Magellani

Title:                     “Fretum Magellani”

Nice small map covering the Straits of Magellan, with a decorative compass rose at the center. German text on verso. Map comes from Mercator’s atlas “Atlas minor, das ist ein kurtze, jedoch gründtliche Beschreibung der gantzen Welt”.

Cartographer:      Gerardus Mercator (1512 – 1594) & Jodocus Hondius (1563 – 1612)

Sheet size:           22.5 x 18.5 cm

Year:                     1609

Technique:           copper engraving


Very good condition, very strong print and paper.

This is a genuine antique map published in 1609 and not a modern copy or reprint!

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