"Amerique Meridionale", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: South America
Period: 1683 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
10.9 x 7.9 inches
27.7 x 20.1 cm
Delicately engraved map of South America with a charming cartouche and a simple compass rose. It presents very good information in the interior, focusing particularly on the systems of the La Plata and Amazon rivers. A remnant of the Lac de Parime with its mythical Manoa o el Dorado (City of Gold) is still shown straddling the equator.
Paper has been added to the top margin to better accommodate framing.