STRAITS OF MAGELLAN: Freti Magellanici ac novi Freti vulgo Le Maire exactissima.
Author: Jodocus HONDIUS (1563 - 1612). STRAITS OF MAGELLAN: Freti Magellanici ac novi Freti vulgo Le Maire exactissima
Place and Year: Amsterdam circa 1630.
Technique: Copper engraving (Very Good, very minor toning at lower part of centerfold) 47.5 x 57.5 cm (18.7 x 22.6 inches).
Detailed map shows Tierra del Fuego with still incomplete coastlines. The Dutch text in the map was made by Barent Jansz. Potgieter who was sailing with the captain Sebald de Weert in 1599-1600 on the first Dutch vessels to sail through the Strait of Magellan.
Jodocus Hondius died in 1612 and his publishing house was taken over by his widow, two sons, Jodocus II and Henricus, and later by his son-in-law Johannes Janssonius.
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