"America Meridionalis", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: South America
Period: 1625 (circa)
Color: Black & White
7.4 x 5.5 inches
18.8 x 14 cm
Engaging miniature map of the continent with the large mythical lake in Guyana, and Tierra del Fuego incorporated into Terra Australis. Decorated with a large strapwork title cartouche, scale of miles, sea monsters and a Spanish galleon sailing into the South Pacific. From an English edition of the Atlas Minor complete with text leaves providing an interesting description of the region.
Crisp impression with faint show through on text on verso.