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Publisher: METELLUS, J.
Title: Chica sive Patagonica et Australis terra. 1598.
Published in: Cologne, ca 1598
Size: 8.9 x 11.3 inches.
22.6 x 28.6 cm.

Condition: Very nice example with a dark impression of both the map and the text on verso. With good margins, smaller on top. Central fold. Some overall uneven toning.
Two small fingermarks in the bottom margin.

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Two maps on a single sheet: The upper map shows the Strait of Magellan separating Patagonia from Terra Australis. Shows the ill-fated Spanish colony of Philippopolis.
The map below shows the South Pole, a huge Terra Australis, parts of Southern Africa, Java and New Guinea. On the north coast of Australia Marco Polo's kingdoms of Beach, Lucach, and Maletur are named.

With a sailing ship which is most likely an illustration of Magellan's ship Victoria. Decorative hand colouring.

Early and highly important map of Australia. This is the slightly smaller (and much rarer) version of the Wytfliet map!With Latin text on verso.

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