Auction or Gallery status
User login

Forgot your password or username?

Catalogue




Publisher: ANONYMOUS
Title: Ferdinand Magellanus.
Published in: London, John Ogilby, 1671
   
Size: 11.0 x 6.5 inches.
28.0 x 16.5 cm.
Colouring:

Uncoloured.
Condition: In good condition. Dark impression.
Condition Rating

Copper engraved portrait of Ferdinand Magellan (ca. 1480 – 1521) from Ogilby's 'America', an English edition of Montanus' 'De Nieuwe En Onbekende Weereld', published the same year by Meurs.
Magellan was a Portuguese explorer. He was born in Sabrosa, in northern Portugal, and served King Charles I of Spain in search of a westward route to the "Spice Islands" (modern Maluku Islands in Indonesia).
Magellan's expedition of 1519–1522 became the first expedition to sail from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific Ocean (then named "peaceful sea" by Magellan, the passage being made via the Strait of Magellan), and the first to cross the Pacific. It also completed the first circumnavigation of the Earth, although Magellan himself did not complete the entire voyage, being killed during the Battle of Mactan in the Philippines. Magellan also gives his name to the Magellanic Penguin, which he was the first European to note, and the Magellanic clouds, now known to be nearby dwarf galaxies.

Magellan was born around 1480 either at Vila Nova de Gaia, near Porto, in Douro Litoral Province, or at Sabrosa, near Vila Real, in Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro Province, in Portugal. He was the son of Rodrigo de Magalhães, alcaide-mór of Aveiro (1433-1500) and wife Alda de Mesquita and brother of Leonor or Genebra de Magalhães, wife with issue of João Fernandes Barbosa. After the death of his parents during his tenth year he became a page to Queen Leonor at the Portuguese royal court because of his family's heritage.
In March 1505, at the age of 25, Magellan enlisted in the fleet of 22 ships sent to host D. Francisco de Almeida as the first viceroy of Portuguese India. Although his name does not appear in the chronicles, it is known that he remained there eight years, in Goa, Cochin and Quilon. He participated in several battles. In September, after arriving at Malacca, the expedition fell victim to a conspiracy ending in retreat. Magellan had a crucial role, warning Sequeira and saving Francisco Serrão, who had landed. This performance earned him honors and a promotion.

In 1511, under the new governor Afonso de Albuquerque, Magellan and Serrão participated in the conquest of Malacca. After the conquest their ways parted: Magellan was promoted, with a rich plunder, and in the company of a Malay he had indentured and baptized Enrique of Malacca, returned to Portugal in 1512.

After taking a leave without permission, Magellan fell out of favour. Serving in Morocco he was wounded and got a permanent limp. He was also accused of trading illegally with the Moors. The accusations were proved false, but there were no further offers of employment after May 15, 1514. Later on in 1515, he got an employment offer as a crew member on a Portuguese ship, but rejected. In 1517 after a quarrel with King Manuel I, who denied his persistent demands to lead an expedition to reach the spice islands from the east, he left for Spain.

Meanwhile he devoted himself to studying the most recent charts, investigating, in partnership with cosmographer Rui Faleiro, a gateway from the Atlantic to the South Pacific and the possibility of the Moluccas being Spanish according to the demarcation of the Treaty of Tordesillas. The 1494 Treaty of Tordesillas reserved for Portugal the eastern routes that went around Africa, and Vasco da Gama and the Portuguese arrived in India in 1498. It became urgent for Spain to find a new commercial route to Asia, and after the Junta de Toro conference of 1505, the Spanish Crown set out to discover a route to the west. Magellan had not intended to circumnavigate the world, only to find a secure way through which the Spanish ships could navigate to the Spice Islands, it was Elcano who, after Magellan's death, decided to push westward, thereby completing the first voyage around the entire Earth.

Magellan's expedition was the first to circumnavigate the globe and the first to navigate the strait in South America connecting the Atlantic and the Pacific ocean, its name derived from the Latin name Mare Pacificum (peaceful sea), bestowed upon it by Magellan.

List of Explorers and Mapmakers [+]




map Thumbnail Catalogue  book Catalogue  Category:  Cartographic Curiorities | Mapmakers | Check Archive |

ANONYMOUS -  Ferdinand Magellanus.
ANONYMOUS - Ferdinand Magellanus. high resolution image of old map
Click image to zoom old map image | description



We sell since 35 years genuinely OLD maps, atlases, prints and every item on the site is clearly dated and priced. Items are made by copper engraving, or otherwise stated.

Measurements are given in millimeters and inches, height is given first, excluding margins.
Colour is by hand. 'Original colours' means; that the item was coloured at or about the time of publication. 'Coloured' means that the map is coloured in this century or at the end of last century.
A colour code is used. help In addition we use a condition rating system help
On top we use our unique HiBCOR grading system which can help the starting collector to set his focus.

Certificate of authenticity Warranty
We warranty the authenticity of each map, print, atlas or medieval manuscript described in this catalogue. There is no time limitation to this garantuee.
- Splits, tears, discolouration and other defects are carefully noted. In addition we use a condition rating system help
 If the condition report does not show remarks about splits, tears, discolouration, etc; this means there are non to be found in the item!.
 As a general rule we try to offer maps of a high quality standard

- Any map, print, atlas or medieval manuscript differing from the catalogue description may be returned for a full refund. help
- A certificate of authenticity is provided for each acquired map, print, atlas or medieval manuscript.

- The items in the Fixed-sale catalog are immediately available and no commission is charged.
- Sales are not subject to VAT or Sales Tax. Buyers from within the State of Florida a 7% sales tax will be added to you bill.
- Shipping fee is $25 per combined shipment, including handling and insurance.

- We accept checks, Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, and bank transfers.

FAQ
Click for more details about buying in fix sale gallery, or bidding at auction.
Many answers are likely to find in help section.

Paulus Swaen Internet Auction
is the first internet auction specializing in old maps, Medieval manuscripts and prints. It is a unique place for buying and selling antique maps, atlases, books, and medieval manuscripts.
We are in the map business for 35 years! more
Lot number: 39955

ANONYMOUS - Ferdinand Magellanus.
zoom


Price :$ 150
Approx. Euro 129  

This item is available for immediate sale.
Click here to continue.
How to buyhelp
Inquire about this Item.


H!BCoR*** help
GRADING
Historical
Beauty
Condition
Rarity

 Add to my gallery  
Like this item?
Thinking about buying later on?
Or just create a virtual collection !
With Wishlist you can collect all
Your Favorite maps in one place
by simply pressing a button!
[ Read More ]
 

 





Buy this item Price : $ 150



How to buy this item
No commission is charged. Shipping fee is $25 per combined shipment, including handling and insurance.
Click on 'Buy it now' button and fill in your name and email address. In the comment field please ad I would like to buy this item or any other question you might have.
We will contact you again within 24 hours. (more)