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Title: Untitled map of Port Desire (today’s Puerto Deseado, Argentina)
Published in: Amsterdam, 1622
Size: 7.6 x 6.5 inches.
19.3 x 16.5 cm.

Condition: Paper very slightly age toned as usual. A very good and dark impression. Size of sheet : 300 x 195mm.
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Scarce untitled map of Port Desire (today’s Puerto Deseado, Argentina).
From a decription of the voyage of Le Maire and Schouten included in first French text edition of Antonio de Herrera y Tordesillas Description des Indes Occidentales Qu'on appelle aujourdhuy Le Nouveau Monde. ..

Herrera served as the official historian of the King of Spain, and he produced a substantial history of the West Indies, Central and South America. Originally published in 1601 in Madrid, it was reissued later in several editions and languages. Of greatest importance was the 1622 Amsterdam reissuance.
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Willem Cornelisz Schouten (1567–1625) was the first to sail the Cape Horn route to the Pacific Ocean. Jacob le Maire (1585-1616) was a Dutch mariner who circumnavigated the earth in 1615-1616.
In 1615, Willem Cornelisz Schouten and Jacob le Maire sailed from Texel, in the Netherlands, in command of an expedition sponsored by Isaac Le Maire and his Australische Compagnie in equal shares with Schouten. One of the reasons for the voyage was to search for Terra Australis, which eluded them. A further objective was to evade the trade restrictions of the Dutch East India Company (VOC), by finding a new route to the Pacific and the Spice Islands.

In December 1615, the expedition stopped in Port Desire for repairs, where the Hoorn was lost in a fire. (This refuge along the Deseado River was named by the English circumnavigator Thomas Cavendish for his ship.) This keyed illustration shows details of the area (north is at the bottom):
C, D: Islands full of birds and sea lions
E, F: Where they repaired the ships and where the Hoorn burned G: Where they found good drinking water to carry back to the ship
H: Where they found the burial site of a giant, whose bones measured between ten and eleven feet long
I, K: How they obtained meat from the sea lions
L: Where they saw many beasts resembling deer but with longer necks and legs (guanacos) on the mountains
M: Where they saw a great number of ostrichlike birds (nandous)
N: A marvellous, natural stone post that, seen from a distance, resembles a man’s foot.
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