Auction 117, Lot 393

"America Meridionalis", Jansson, Jan

Subject: South America

Period: 1628 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.5 x 5.5 inches
19.1 x 14 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

Slight show through of text on verso, overall very good.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 12/6/2006