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   M-13226 - Tierra del Fuego in 1671 - Montanus



M-13226: (Image: 12 x 14 5/8'') “TABULA MAGELLANICA, QUA TIERRAE DEL FUEGO...” Amsterdam: Arnoldus Montanus, 1671. Engraved map with later hand-coloring.

This is one of the most elaborately decorated maps which focuses on the southernmost tip of South America with the Strait of Magellan & Le Maire Strait!

Magellanica is heavily adorned with natives and indigenous creatures (including penguins), plus a hunting scene. Topographical features are shown and villages, waterways and mountains are located.

The elaborate title cartouche depicts putti, a mermaid, a river god spilling the contents of a vessel into the water, and an allegorical figure of Navigation holding a steering rudder. The distance scale is ornamented with a geographer with his hand on a large terrestrial globe. Ships, a sea battle and a sea monster embellish the sea. The top two keys are supported by a host of putti. The sea is adorned with a pair of compass roses, ships at sea and a very large sea battle.

Inventory Number: M-13226


Charles Edwin Puckett
Contact   Charles or Teresa Puckett Phone: 330-668-0032
Period: 17th Century (1601-1700)
Date: 1671
Origin: Published in Amsterdam
Condition: Fine
Measurements: 12 x 14 5/8''
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