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4730Antique chart of le Maire strait and Tierra de Fuego.DetailsRenneville, René Augustin Constantin de1725
Cote Meridionale de la Terre del Fuego
Renneville, René Augustin Constantin de
$165.00Renneville--René-Augustin-Constantin-deCote-Meridionale-de-la-Terre-del-FuegoSmall antique chart of the southern Argentine portion of Tierra de Fuego, <b>Le Maire Strait</b> (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. <br></br> 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. <br></br> 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. <br></br> Amsterdam. Tome 9. Page 40. Dutch placenames and a French title. <br></br> 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 <div class="indenttextblock"> ". . . bare, broken, and girt with rocks and ice, with here and there, between rocks and broken hillocks, a little stunted vegetation of shrubs. . ." </div> A breeding colony of the Magellanic penguin is found in the Le Maire Strait on Isla de los Estados.