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A Plan of Success Bay in Strait le Maire. A Chart of the S.E. part of Terra del Fuego, including Strait le Maire and part of Staten Land by Capt Cook

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Article ID AMS1050
Artist Hogg (1778-1824)
Alexander Hogg (1778-1824) was based in London and a publisher of books, maps, and prinst. Hogg is best known for his publication of the journals of James Cook, but he also published a number of local plans focusing on the British Isles.
Title A Plan of Success Bay in Strait le Maire. A Chart of the S.E. part of Terra del Fuego, including Strait le Maire and part of Staten Land by Capt Cook
Year dated 1769
Description Map shows the Magellanroad, the Fire Land and the south peak of Argentinia.
Ferdinand Magellan (1480 –1521) was a Portuguese explorer who organised the Spanish expedition to the East Indies from 1519 to 1522, resulting in the first circumnavigation of the Earth, completed by Juan Sebastián Elcano. Born into a Portuguese noble family in around 1480, Magellan became a skilled sailor and naval officer and was eventually selected by King Charles I of Spain to search for a westward route to the Maluku Islands (the "Spice Islands"). Commanding a fleet of five vessels, he headed south through the Atlantic Ocean to Patagonia, passing through the Strait of Magellan into a body of water he named the "peaceful sea" (the modern Pacific Ocean). Despite a series of storms and mutinies, the expedition reached the Spice Islands in 1521 and returned home via the Indian Ocean to complete the first circuit of the globe. Magellan did not complete the entire voyage, as he was killed during the Battle of Mactan in the Philippines in 1521.Tierra del Fuego is an archipelago off the southernmost tip of the South American mainland, across the Strait of Magellan. The archipelago consists of the main island, Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego. Europeans first explored the islands during Ferdinand Magellan's expedition of 1520; Tierra del Fuego and similar namings stem from sightings of the many bonfires that the natives built.
Place of Publication London
Dimensions (cm)21 x 34
ConditionVery good
Coloringcolored
TechniqueCopper print

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