Auction 129, Lot 408

"America Meridionalis", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: South America

Period: 1628 (circa)

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 identified; 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. French text on verso.


Condition: B+

Minor show-through of text, else fine.

Estimate: $180 - $230

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/23/2009