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Auction 101, Lot 233

"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.


Condition: A

Crisp impression with faint show through on text on verso.

Estimate: $350 - $400

Sold for: $240

Closed on 12/4/2002