Leen Helmink Antique Maps

Antique map of Southern Hemisphere by Wytfliet

Antique map of Southern Hemisphere by Wytfliet
Cartographer

Wytfliet

Title

Chica sive Patagonica et Australis Terra

Published

Louvain, 1597

Size

23.0 x 29.4 cms

Technique

Copper engraving

Stock number

18641

Condition

excellent

Price

$ 2900

Description

Rare early map of the Southern Hemisphere, including today's Australia, Indonesia, South Africa, Argentina and Antarctica. A big southern landmass (Terra Australis) is assumed. The upper part of the map shows the Strait of Magellan, between South America and today's Tierra del Fuego.