C1753

Carte du Detroit de Le Maire

Scarce c.18th French map of Le Maire Strait the sea passage between Isla de los Estados and the eastern extremity of the Argentine portion of Tierra del Fuego. Jacob Le Maire and Willem Schouten discovered the strait in 1616, while … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Carte du Detroit de Le Maire

Date:

C1753

Engraver:

Jacob van der Schley 

Condition:

In good condition with folds as issued.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

275mm 
x 195mm

Paper Size: 

400mm 
x 257mm
AUTHENTICITY
Carte du Detroit de Le Maire - Antique Map from 1753

Genuine antique
dated:

1753

Description:

Scarce c.18th French map of Le Maire Strait the sea passage between Isla de los Estados and the eastern extremity of the Argentine portion of Tierra del Fuego.

Jacob Le Maire and Willem Schouten discovered the strait in 1616, while attempting to find a navigation link between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and shortly before their discovery of Cape Horn the strait was later named in honour of Le Maire.

From Prevost, Abbe. Histoire générale des voyages : ou, Nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par terre qui ont été publiées jusqu’à présent dans les différentes langues de toutes les.. Paris

References:
Sabin, J. A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from its Discovery to the Present Time. New York. (1936) 1967. 65403.
Hill, J. The Hill Collection of Pacific Voyages. San Diego 1974 p.241.
Phillips, P. A List of Geographical Atlases in the Library of Congress. Washington 1973 5991.

Collections:
National Library Australia: Bib ID 6058912
Library of Congress Washington D.C.: 05041509
State Library New South Wales: RB/DQ909.8A
Bibliotheque Nationale de France: Identifier: ark:/12148/bpt6k201024v
State Library Victoria: RARESF 910.8 P929H

Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 - 1772)

Bellin was a French multifaceted hydrographer and geographer had an incredibly successful 50 year career producing maps. His illustrious career started at just 18 years of age when he was appointed Chief Cartographer to the French Navy in 1721. His attention to detail, accuracy and high standard of workmanship resulted in him playing an integral role to France’s leadership in European cartography. In addition to being the Chief Cartographer of France’s hydrographic office, he was also a member of the Académie de Marine, the Royal Society of London, and the Philosophes (French intellectual group).

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