Map The First Map of the Strait of Magellan, 1520. Primer mapa del Estrecho de Magallanes, 1520
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- The First Map of the Strait of Magellan, 1520.
- Primer mapa del Estrecho de Magallanes, 1520
- The first circumnavigation of the globe was the voyage of 1519--22 by the Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan (1480--1521), undertaken in the service of Spain. The only known first-hand account of the voyage is the journal by Venetian nobleman and scholar Antonio Pigafetta (circa 1480--1534). Four manuscript versions of Pigafetta's journal survive, three in French and one in Italian. Pigafetta also made 23 beautiful, hand-drawn color maps, a complete set of which accompanies each of the manuscripts. Shown here is Pigafetta's map of the Strait of Magellan, as reproduced in Carlo Amoretti's 1800 edition of the only Pigafetta manuscript in Italian. Amoretti (1741--1816) was an Italian priest, writer, scholar, and scientist, who, as a conservator at the Biblioteca Ambrosiana in Milan, discovered the manuscript, which was long thought to be lost. Amoretti published the Italian text with notes in 1800, and a French translation the following year. The map depicts the southern part of South America, including the Strait of Magellan, discovered on the voyage.
- Amoretti, Carlo, 1741-1816 Collaborator.
- Pigafetta, Antonio, 1480?-1534? Creator.
Created / Published
- Milan, Italy : Giuseppe Galeazzi, 1800.
- - Argentina
- - Chile
- - 1519 to 1522
- - Exploration and encounters
- - Magellan, Strait of (Chile and Argentina)
- - Tierra del Fuego (Argentina and Chile)
- - Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
- - Original resource extent: 1 map ; color.
- - Original resource at: National Library of Chile.
- - Content in Italian.
- - Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.
- 1 online resource.
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Amoretti, Carlo, Collaborator, and Antonio Pigafetta. The First Map of the Strait of Magellan. Milan, Italy: Giuseppe Galeazzi, 1800. Map. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668426/.
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Amoretti, C. & Pigafetta, A. (1800) The First Map of the Strait of Magellan. Milan, Italy: Giuseppe Galeazzi. [Map] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021668426/.
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Amoretti, Carlo, Collaborator, and Antonio Pigafetta. The First Map of the Strait of Magellan. Milan, Italy: Giuseppe Galeazzi, 1800. Map. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021668426/>.