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METELLUS,J./ ACOSTA,J.DE - Chica sive Patagonica et Australis Terra 1598.

METELLUS,J./ ACOSTA,J.DE - Chica sive Patagonica et Australis Terra 1598.
Chica sive Patagonica et Australis Terra 1598. - METELLUS,J./ ACOSTA,J.DE
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Title : Chica sive Patagonica et Australis Terra 1598..
Date : Cologne 1598.
Size : 8.9 x 11.4 inches. / 22.6 x 29.0 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.

Description :Very rare sixteenth century map: A reduced version of the Cornelis Wytfliet map of the same name.
The map is divided into two sections. The top half is drawn on normal projection and shows the bottom of South America, separated by a strait from a large Southland (Australis Terre Pars). The naming of C. Della Victoria and the illustration of Magellan's ship the Victoria indicates Maggellan's discovery of the strait that now bears his name.
The south section is drawn on polar projection and shows a large Terra Australis reaching up in four peninsulas towards New Guinea (here shown as an island), 'Java Maior', Africa and towards South America. On the Southland just below 'Java Maior' are indicated three place names - Maletur Regnum, Beach and Lucach Regnum.
This extremely rare map is of great interest for the serious collector!

Condition : Paper very slightly age-toned. Very good condition. German text on verso.

ID: 17544

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