Auction 116, Lot 377

"America Meridionalis", Jansson, Jan

Subject: South America

Period: 1634 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

8 x 5.6 inches
20.3 x 14.2 cm

Attractive map of the continent with the large mythical lake in Guiana. Tierra del Fuego is shown as an island with Cape Horn and Le Maire Strait both noted; a notation attributes these discoveries to Jacob le Maire. It is simply decorated with a strapwork title cartouche and compass rose. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius. Latin text on verso.


Condition: A+

Estimate: $200 - $240

Sold for: $180

Closed on 9/20/2006