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The Magellan Straits 1670

Separating South America and Tierra del Fuego, the Magellan Straits were ‘discovered’ by Ferdinand Magellan during his circumnavigation in 1520.

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A manuscript map of the Magellan Straits, drawn in 1670 by John Narbrough, captain of HMS Sweepstakes.

A manuscript map of the Magellan Straits, drawn in 1670 by John Narbrough, captain of HMS Sweepstakes. Narbrough had distinguished himself during the Second Anglo-Dutch War, as a result of which he was given command of an expedition to the South Seas. Largely unsuccessful, he did nonetheless manage to map the Straits, and also claimed Port Desire (now Puerto Deseado in Argentina) for the British Crown. His later career featured more fighting with the Dutch (which gained him a knighthood and promotion to Rear Admiral), suppression of the Barbary pirates, and involvement in searching for wrecked Spanish treasure ships in the Caribbean.

Original Size: 78 x 184 cms

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