Strait of Magellan Argentina Tierra del Fuego 1774 Hawkesworth Exploration mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Carte du Detroit de Magellan dans laquelle on a Insere les Observations et le Decouvertes d Capt. Byron du Cap. Wallis, et du Cap. Carteret.
(Old Maps, 18th Century Maps, South America, Argentina, Patagonia, Strait of Magellan, Tierra del Fuego).
Issued 1774, Paris by Hawkesworth. Map by Benard.
Fine oversized 18th century engraved map showing the tracks of early explorers listed in the title.
Anchorage spots, sounding depths and some coastal terrain as seen from the ships, across the top are land profile views as seen from the ship deck.
Nice looking example, pleasing age patina, any minor age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
Original fold lines as issued.
Sheet measures c. 19 1/4" H x 30 1/2" W.
Engraved area measures c. 18" H x 29 1/2" W.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 2.