Auction 100, Lot 248

"America Meridionalis", Hondius, Jodocus

Subject: South America

Period: 1615 (circa)

Publication: Mercator's Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.4 x 14 inches
49.3 x 35.6 cm

Superb folio map of the continent that was added by Jodocus Hondius for publication in his continuation of the Mercator Atlas. The map is beautifully engraved with a wave pattern in the oceans, which are filled with ships, sea monsters and a native canoe. The continent is flanked by two elaborate cartouches; title to the right and a large inset plan of Cusco incorporated into the distance scale cartouche on the left. A Native American is seen with a bow and arrow in the interior.

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Condition: B

Tissue repair on centerfold split and small area of weakness caused by color oxidation. Pair of tiny wormholes just below equator. Original color refreshed with some bleed through to verso.

Estimate: $1,600 - $1,800

Sold for: $1,000

Closed on 9/12/2002

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