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