Map of Straits of Magellan, 1600

This map by Hessel Gerritsz shows the islands marked as the Sebaldes. There are three distinct islands mapped out. Either these are figurative for the archipelago or perhaps a hazy sketch of the main island but unaware that the Eastern Island was a single island connected by an isthmus. This map is unusual for its orientation where North is to the right of the map.

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