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HONDIUS, H. - Freti Magellanici ac novi Freti vulgo Le Maire. . .

HONDIUS, H. -  Freti Magellanici ac novi Freti vulgo Le Maire. . .
Freti Magellanici ac novi Freti vulgo Le Maire. . . - HONDIUS, H.
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Title : Freti Magellanici ac novi Freti vulgo Le Maire. . ..
Map maker : HONDIUS, H..
Date : Amsterdam, 1635.
Size : 15.1 x 19.4 inches. / 38.3 x 49.4 cm.
Colouring : In original colours.

Description :Early impression of this fine map of Tierra del Fuego. Hondius added a Dutch translation of the explanatory text of the passage by Barent Jansz. Potgieter who accompanied captain Sebald de Weert to the Straits in 1599/1600, being the first Dutch vessels to sail through the Strait of Magellan. After various English voyages, the Dutch appeared in the Strait of Magellan in 1599.
One of the Dutch pioneering voyages to the Southwest was the one by Jacques Mahu and Simon de Cordes, who were sent out by Rotterdam merchants.
The five ships of this fleet were the first Dutch vessels to sail through the Strait of Magellan. One of them, the De Liefde , completed the crossing of the Pacific, reached Japan and laid the foundations for Dutch trade there.
Condition : Repair of split lower part centerfold. Underlaid with tissue paper, hardly notable. Some minor discolouration along fold, but generally in good condition.


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