Derrotero del Estrecho de Magallanes, Tierra del Fuego i canales de la Patagonia. Desde el Canal de Chacao hasta el Cabo de Hornos. Captain Ramon M. SERRANO.
Derrotero del Estrecho de Magallanes, Tierra del Fuego i canales de la Patagonia. Desde el Canal de Chacao hasta el Cabo de Hornos.
Derrotero del Estrecho de Magallanes, Tierra del Fuego i canales de la Patagonia. Desde el Canal de Chacao hasta el Cabo de Hornos.

Derrotero del Estrecho de Magallanes, Tierra del Fuego i canales de la Patagonia. Desde el Canal de Chacao hasta el Cabo de Hornos.

Santiago, Chile: Imprenta Nacional, 1891.

Thick quarto, with 95 plates and coastal profiles (many folding and printed in smaller format); but a very good copy overall in later quarter calf over old marbled boards.

Cruel and unforgiving waters.

Scarce pilot guide to the Straights of Magellan and the coastline of Tierra del Fuego, publishing the results of Chilean naval surveys conducted from 1888 to 1890. The book is notable for the extensive maps and profiles - some 95 in total - and is divided into four sections respectively treating the Straits of Magellan, Tierra del Fuego, Patagonian channels, and a better route from Chacao Channel to Cape Horn.

Scarce pilot guide to the Straights of Magellan and the coastline of Tierra del Fuego, publishing the results of Chilean naval surveys conducted from 1888 to 1890. The book is notable for the extensive maps and profiles - some 95 in total - and is divided into four sections respectively treating the Straits of Magellan, Tierra del Fuego, Patagonian channels, and a better route from Chacao Channel to Cape Horn.

The author was a captain in the survey party, acting under instructions from the Ministry of Marine (which are provided in the preface to this volume). The intention of the survey was twofold, firstly to provide accurate charts and coastal profiles for shipping through these notoriously hazardous waters, and secondly, to assert Chilean ownership over remote regions contested by Argentina.

Price (AUD): $2,675.00  other currencies     Ref: #4002639

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