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        A Map of the Island of Juan Fernandez

        English School, (19th century). Medium: engraving. Date: 1800. Alexander Selkirk (1676-1721) was a Scottish sailor who spent four years living on the otherwise uninhabited island of Juan Fernandez in the South Pacific after being cast adrift from the ship that he was working on; Selkirk is said to have been the inspiration for Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe; The largest island of the Juan Fernandez archipelago, which is found off the coast of Chile, is now known as Robinson Crusoe Island; Provenance: Private Collection.


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