image pigafetta a_premier voyage_1801_plate 2
Image number: RS.18042
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Strait of Magellan

Date

1801

Creator

Unknown, Engraver

After

Antonio Pigafetta (1491-1531, Italian), Explorer

Object type

Library reference

59032

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (page): 202mm
width (page): 125mm

Subject

Content object

map

Description

Primitive map showing the Strait between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, bounded by southern Chile and Tierra del Fuego. Headed ‘Streto patagonico’ and with various other geographical features noted in small carouches, including ‘Fiume de Johan de Solis’ [the River Plate]. South is therefore at the top of the page, North to the bottom.

Plate 2 from the book Premier voyage au tour du monde, by Antonio Pigafetta (Paris, H J Jensen, 1801).

Inscribed above: ‘Carte enluminée I Page 40.’ Inscribed below ‘1er. Voyage de Pigafetta. No. 2.’

This French version of Pigafetta’s account of the Magellan voyage was translated from a manuscript discovered in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan. Only a small selection of the original images appeared in this book.

Antonio Pigafetta (c.1491-c.1531) Italian explorer, survivor of the expedition of Ferdinand Magellan (c.1480-1521), the first voyage of circumnavigation of the globe led by the Portuguese explorer.59032

Associated place

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