"Tabula qua Hydrophylacium Andium exhibetur, quo universa America Australis innumeris fluviis lacubus qe irrigatur", Kircher, Athanasius
Subject: South America
Period: 1682 (published)
Publication: d'Onder-Aardse Weereld
Color: Hand Color
8 x 13.4 inches
20.3 x 34 cm
Very unusual map of South America from one of the first compilations of semi-scientific knowledge about the physical features of the world. The map is totally devoid of political detail with only a few regional names. Instead the map features the principal rivers, lakes, mountains and volcanoes. The mythical Lake Parime is here mistakenly linked to Lake Titicaca (Parime lacus, alias Titicacca). And a huge crater lake, more closely located to Lake Titicaca, is situated just above the Tropic of Capricorn. The Andes are shown as a chain of live volcanoes. The map is embellished with a large title cartouche at bottom. Published in a Dutch edition of Kircher's famous Subterranean World by Johann Waesberger.
Faint show through of text on verso, else fine.