1773 rare copper engraving PATAGONIAN GIANTS Aónikenk - Travel


Ever since the first Europeans traversed the Magellan Strait in 1520, reports had been received of the tall, robust inhabitants found along its Eastern coast, known today as the Aónikenk. Estimates of their height varied, but they were usually said to be tall, sometimes enormously so.

20 x 25 cm

A finely-engraved and fascinating 18th century engraved view. In fine, clean antiquarian condition. Tiny ink spot to margin.