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Cartographer: Samuel Purchas
Title: : Fretum Magellani
Date: 1625      Size: 6 x 5 inches
Published: London
Description: The Straits of Magellan and Tierra del Fuego. Published as part of Hakluytus Posthomous or "Purchas his Pilgrimis, contayning a History of the World in Sea Voyages and Lande Travells, by Englishmen and others". Coloured.
Map Ref: SAM3258
Cartographer: Henricus Hondius
Title: : Fretimagellanici ac novi Freti vulgo Le Maire exactissima delineatio
Date: c. 1630      Size: 19 x 15 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Magellan Straits. Striking 'Dutch Golden Age' map decorated with sea monsters, ships, and a pair of Magellanic penguins, spotted by Ferdinand Magellan in 1520. Original colour.
Map Ref: SAM3228
Cartographer: Mercator Hondius
Title: : Fretum Magellani
Date: 1635      Size: 8 x 6 inches
Published: London
Description: Beautiful and early map of the Straits of Magellan based on the surveys by Spanish, Dutch and English mariners. Coloured.
Map Ref: SAM3311
Cartographer: Willem & Jan Blaeu
Title: : Tabula Magellanica
Date: c. 1650      Size: 22 x 16 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Stunning chart of the Magellan Straits, Tierra del Fuego ('Magellanica'), and the Le Maire Straits. Coloured.
Map Ref: SAM3377
Cartographer: Johann Ulrich Muller
Title: : [Magellanica]
Date: 1692      Size: 3 x 6 inches
Published: Ulm
Description: Magellanica. Miniature map with text. Coloured.
Map Ref: SAM2053
Cartographer: Nicolas De Fer
Title: : Le Detroit de Magellan
Date: 1705      Size: 13 x 9 inches
Published: Paris
Description: Magellan Straits. Detailed map of straits. Coloured.
Map Ref: SAM2222
Cartographer: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin
Title: : Carte du Detroit de le Maire
Date: 1753      Size: 11 x 8 inches
Published: Paris
Description: French chart of the Le Maire Strait (Argentinan) between Tierra del Fuego and Isla de los Estados. Coloured.
Map Ref: SAM2479
Cartographer: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin
Title: : Carte Reduite du Detroit de Magellan
Date: 1753      Size: 12 x 9 inches
Published: Paris
Description: Elegant sea chart of the Magellan Straits, with detail of the islands, ports and bays. Coloured.
Map Ref: SAM3156
Cartographer: Anonymous
Title: : Carte du Detroit de Magellan
Date: c. 1774      Size: 30 x 19 inches
Published: N/A
Description: Detailed hydrographic survey based on Byron, Wallis and Carteret.
Map Ref: SAM2753
Cartographer: Capt. James Cook
Title: : [Le Maire Straits]
Date: 1794      Size: 14 x 12 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Le Maire Straits. Two maps on one sheet and an series of coastlines showing this region. Coloured.
Map Ref: SAM2644
Cartographer: British Admiralty
Title: : English, Crooked, Long and Sea Reaches
Date: 1907      Size: 39 x 25 inches
Published: London
Description: Detailed chart of the western Magellan Straits, a notorious and difficult waterway to master. Surveyed by H. M. S. Sylvia under Captain Wharton.SL
Map Ref: SAM3404