Auction 119, Lot 426

"America Meridionalis", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: South America

Period: 1631 (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 Parime 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, German text on the verso.


Condition: A

Nice impression with a light show through of the text on the verso.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/9/2007