"Amerique Meridionale", Sanson/Mariette
Subject: South America
Period: 1650 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
21.2 x 15.5 inches
53.8 x 39.4 cm
This attractive map presents the continent with Sanson's characteristic attention to detail. The relatively unknown Amazon region is left with little speculation. The mythical Lac de Parime still appears with the legendary Manoa del Dora (city of gold) on its western shore; although the lake is diminished in size from earlier depictions. There is considerable detail of towns and cities and the capitaineries are delineated in Brazil. Decorated with a strapwork title cartouche. Engraved by A. Peyrounin.
Sharp impression and original outline color. The map has been trimmed to the neatlines (and into the line at top left) and mounted on 18th century paper for inclusion in a composite atlas - a common practice at the time. There are a couple minor spots in the map.