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Chart of the Le Maire Straits
Chart of the Le Maire StraitsJacques Nicolas Bellin.
Charte du D├ętroit de la Maire.
Paris, c.1760. 210 x 285mm. Coloured. The Le Maire Straits were discovered in 1616, as the Dutch explorers Jacob Le Maire and Willem Schouten were attempting to find a better route from the Atlantic to the Pacific than the dangerous Magellan Straits. They discovered Cape Horn shortly afterwards.



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