Hernando Magalilaens Erster Weltumseegler. Geb. in Portugal, ward erschlagen auf Matan, in den Philippinen den .27. April. 1521.
Stipple with large margins. Plate 134 x 87mm (5¼ x 3½").
Ferdinand Magellan (c.1480-1521), the Portuguese explorer, whose expedition of 1519-1522 became the first expedition to sail from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific Ocean, and the first to cross the Pacific; it completed the first circumnavigation of the Earth. Magellan did not complete the voyage as he was killed during the Battle of Mactan in the Philippines. The portrait was published in 'Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden' (Universal Geographical Ephemerides (i.e. encyclopedia)) by Friedrich Bertuch et al.
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