Juan Fernandez Islands old map l’Isle de Juan Fernandes 1754
Title: Carte Particuliere de l’Isle de Juan Fernandes Tiree du Voyage de l’Amiral Anson.
Historical map of the Juan Fernandez Islands, The islands were discovered about 1563 by Juan Fernández, a Spanish navigator, who received a grant and lived there for some years, stocking them with goats and pigs. After his departure, the islands were visited only occasionally. In 1704, however, Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish seaman, quarreled with his captain and was put ashore at Bahía Cumberland. He remained there alone until 1709 and his adventures are commonly believed to have inspired Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe. 18th century map copperplate engraved in hand coloring.
Origin: Histoire Generale Des voyages, France version by Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 21 March 1772) for Antoine-François Prevost's monumental 20 volume edition of L`Histoire Generale des Voyages published by Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 – 1780.
Size: Sheet app.: 30 x 24 cm. 11.75 x 9.4 inches. Image app.: 28 x 19.5 cm. 7.1 x 7.7 inches. Condition: Fine map in excellent condition with folds as published.