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Publisher: HONDIUS, H.
Title: Freti Magellanici ac novi Freti vulgo Le Maire. . .
Published in: Amsterdam, ca. 1633
   
Size: 15.1 x 19.3 inches.
38.3 x 49.0 cm.
Colouring:

In attractive original colours.
Condition: Paper slightly age toned. Good impression.
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A fine map of Tierra del Fuego. With an explanatory text of the passage by Barent Jansz. Potgieter who accompanied captain Sebald de Weert to the Straits in 1599/1600, being the first Dutch vessels to sail through the Strait of Magellan, in Latin and Dutch.
After various English voyages, the Dutch appeared in the Strait of Magellan in 1599. One of the Dutch pioneering voyages to the Southwest was the one by Jacques Mahu and Simon de Cordes, who were sent out by Rotterdam merchants.
The five ships of this fleet were the first Dutch vessels to sail through the Strait of Magellan. One of them, the De Liefde, completed the crossing of the Pacific, reached Japan and laid the foundations for Dutch trade there.
French text on verso.




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