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OLD MAP STRAIT OF MAGELLAN SOUTH AMERICA DÉTROIT DE MAGELLAN CHART BELLIN 1753
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Détroit De Magellan Old Map Strait of Magellan Bellin 1753

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Old Map Strait of the Magellan Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

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Détroit De Magellan Old Map Strait of Magellan Bellin 1753

Title: Carte Reduit du Détroit de Magellan etc., dressée sur les Journeaux des Navigateurs par Sr. Bellin, Ingr. De la mar… 1753

Description: Old Map Strait of the Magellan Passage between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans by the mapmaker Nicolas Bellin.

The Strait of Magellan (also called the Straits of Magellan or the Magellanic Strait) comprises a navigable sea route immediately south of mainland South America and north of Tierra del Fuego. The waterway is the most important natural passage between the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, but it is considered a difficult route to navigate because of the unpredictable winds and currents and the narrowness of the passage

Origin: Histoire Generale des Voyages
France version.

Cartographer:
Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 21 March 1772)
Bellin was born in Paris. He was hydrographer of France's hydrographic office, member of the Académie de Marine and of the Royal Society of London. Over a 50 year career, he produced a large number of maps of particular interest to the Ministère de la Marine.

Most of the plates in the Dutch edition of Prévost's "Histoire générale des voyages" are signed by the engraver van der Schley.
Publishers: Prévost, Abbé, 1697-1763 - Meusnier de Querlon, A.-G. 1702-1780 - Pierre de Hondt, The Hague between 1747 – 1780.

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Size:
Sheet app.: 37.5 x 24.5 cm. 14.75 x 9.5 inches.
Image app.: 35 x 19 cm. 13.75 x 7.5 inches.
Condition: Fine map in excellent condition/folds as publishes/part border redone.