Renneville, René Augustin Constantin de

1725

Cote Meridionale de la Terre del Fuego

Cote Meridionale de la Terre del Fuego

DESCRIPTION: Small antique chart of the southern Argentine portion of Tierra de Fuego, Le Maire Strait (about 18 miles in width), and Staten Island (Spanish: Isla de los Estados ). Key features include Mauritius Landt, Valentyns Bay, Isle de Diego Ramirez, Barneveldo Eylanden, and Withonds Bay. Tierra de Fuego is separated from the Argentine mainland by the Strait of Magellan.

From the French reissue of the account of early Dutch voyages first published in 1608 by Commelin: "Recueil des Voiages qui ont servi à l'établissement et aux progès de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales.

The French translation was by René Augustin Constantin de Renneville a 17th-century French author known for his works on the Inquisition, French Revolution, geography and religion. Recueil des Voyages was a multi-volume work about world voyages featuring full-page and folding engravings of landmarks, people, cultures as well as views and maps.

Amsterdam. Tome 9. Page 40. Dutch placenames and a French title.

In Richard Henry Dana Jr.'s book "Two Years Before the Mast" Staten Island is the first land seen from the ship after leaving San Diego. Dana describes the land as
". . . bare, broken, and girt with rocks and ice, with here and there, between rocks and broken hillocks, a little stunted vegetation of shrubs. . ."
A breeding colony of the Magellanic penguin is found in the Le Maire Strait on Isla de los Estados.

CREATOR: Renneville, René Augustin Constantin de

PUBLICATION DATE: 1725

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: Argentina

BODY OF WATER: Strait of le Maire

CONDITION: Good.  Clean. On strong laid paper. Left margin missing a small 1/4" chunk at top not affecting image. Ample margins. Two vertical folds as issued.

COLORING: Modern hand coloring.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 6 " x 5 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 0

PRICE: $165


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