"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.
Minor show-through of text, else fine.