Ogilby, John

1671

Tabula Magellanica

Tabula Magellanica Qua Tierrae Del Fuego

DESCRIPTION: Very decorative, finely engraved antique map of Cape Horn ( Hoorn ), the southern-most point in South America and the Strait of Magellan, published ca. 1671, about 150 years after Magellan's discovery of the passage.

This original copper-plate engraved map is enlivened by two compass roses, four cartouches and numerous fanciful vignettes including mermaids, ostriches, penguins, and the scene of a sea battle.

This map was published in "America: Being an Accurate Description of the New World…" by John Ogilby, a Scottish cartographer, who was appointed "His Majesty's Cosmographer and Geographic Printer" in 1675.

CREATOR: Ogilby, John

PUBLICATION DATE: 1671

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Argentina

BODY OF WATER: Strait of Magellan

CONDITION: Good.  Clean, bright example of this old map on chain-laid paper. Ample margins. No holes, tears or stains. Minimal foxing.

COLORING: Old, careful handcolor.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 14 " x 11 "

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PRICE: $800


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