Leen Helmink Antique Maps

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.