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 ]
GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY. - [Discovery of the Magellan Strait.]
Click here to inquire about this item.
[Discovery of the Magellan Strait.] - GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.
Click image to in.
Title : [Discovery of the Magellan Strait.].
Map maker : GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY..
Date : Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633.
Size : 5.7 x 7.7 inches. / 14.5 x 19.5 cm.
Colouring : Uncoloured.
Description :Scarce print with a German text sheet shows the great Portuguese explorer, Ferdinand Magellan, navigating the dangerous waters of the channel that bears his name. On 21st October 1520 Magellan’s ships entered the strait that separates the mainland of South America from the Tierra del Fuego, so named because the fires (shown here) that the natives had lit on the shores were visible to Magellan through the mist and rain.
Although he subsequently died en route, Magellan’s ship, the Victoria, went on to become the first ever to circumnavigate the globe.A plate rich in symbolism, from de Bry's "Great American Voyages".
Johann Theodor de Bry (1561-1623) was born in Liège in 1561, the eldest son of the engraver and publisher Theodor de Bry. It was from his father that Johann learned his craft, producing both engravings and etchings.
In 1588, the Lutheran De Bry family settled in Frankfurt am Main, a safe haven for Lutherans at this time of religious discord. Together with his father and brother (Johann Israël de Bry), Johann published two popular emblem books.
He also produced engravings from celebrated contemporary painters. De Bry died in Frankfurt in 1623.
More about Johann Ludwig Gottfried. [+]
www.history-engraved.org/ Tierra del Fuego 523.
Condition : Copper plate engraving on text sheet. Paper browned as usual. Size of sheet : 345 x 215mm. White tape to an old tear lower margin. German text on verso.
The item is no longer available for sale.
Click here to see for how much the item sold or the estimated value.
Missed this item? Never miss another item again!
See a list of similar items you might be interested in :
Wish List / Virtual map collection
Found a nice map? But this map has been sold or thinking about buying later on?
With Wishlist you can collect all Your Favorite maps in one place by simply pressing a button!
Click here to ADD this item to your Wish List
Note : This does not replace the BidPage during Auction.
By default we contact you when similar category items come available in future auctions!
Similar items available for immediate sale you might be intered in.
Browse our Archive index of 20,000+ antique maps, prints, Medieval manuscripts. The auction results are available for registered users.
Register now if you haven't done before. It is free of charge !
I have a similar map and would like to sell it.
Paulus Swaen Old Maps, Inc, is buying and selling for the last 36 years fine and rare maps. We are buying for stock or are taking quality consignments for our quarterly internet auctions since 18 years and we are the olderst internet based map auction.
Please email or send us a picture of your map and your asking price.
We need to receive an image first and can not make offers from verbal descriptions received by phone.
I would like to be notified if the item I am looking for comes up for auction.
I'm interested in this map: but it has been sold or you want to be notified when a similar map comes up for auction. Please Add this map to my WishList and we will notify you when another example or similar map comes available
Never miss another item and Register now.
It's free; and you Save time ordering, Track your package; are able to bid in our auctions, you get free access to AbeMaps Archive with more than 20.000 auction results, and more.
You may also look at our stock list of similar items, which are available for immediate sale.