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Description

Finely detailed map of Strait of Magellan, with in top inset map of Southern tip of South America with the Falklands, drawn from the wall map of South America by panish mapmaker Cruz Cano y Olmedia.

The map provides an exceptional treatment of the Straits, Tierra del Fuego and the contiguous parts of Patagonia.

Franz Anton Schraembl Biography

Schraembl was born and worked in Vienna, where he was a mapmaker in the latter half of the eighteenth century. He began his business in 1787, partnering with Franz Johann Joseph von Reilly. He is best known for his large format atlas, the Allgemeiner Grosser Atlas. The atlas was finished in 1800, after twenty years of compilation and composition--it was the first Austrian world atlas. While a notable work, the atlas did not sell well, plunging Schraembl into financial difficulty. In response, Schraembl expanded his offerings to include literature and art. Upon his death, Schraembl's firm was taken over by his widow, Johanna, and her brother, Karl Robert Schindelmayer. From 1825, it was run by Franz Anton's son, Eduard.