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Description: This fine hand coloured original antique map of the Magellan Straits between the South American mainland and Tierra Del Fuego - with major points discovered and remarked in a 9 point legend - was engraved by Jacques Nicolas Bellin in 1753 - the date is engraved in the title cartouche - and was published in Antoine-François Prevost's monumental 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 & 1780. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)
General Description: Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable Paper color: - off white Age of map color: - Later Colors used: - Yellow, green, red General color appearance: - Authentic Paper size: - 15in x 10in (380mm x 255mm) Plate size: - 14in x 8in (355mm x 205mm) Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)
Imperfections: Margins: - Light stain bottom right corner Plate area: - None Verso: - None