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Auction 138, Lot 402

"America Meridionalis", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: South America

Period: 1610 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.8 inches
19.1 x 14.7 cm

Charming small map of the continent with two large mythical lakes, Eupana Lacus in Brazil and Lake Parime in Guyana, and Tierra del Fuego attached to a massive Terra Australis. Decorated with a large strapwork title cartouche, scale of miles, sea monsters and a Spanish galleon sailing into the South Pacific. German text on verso.

References:

Condition: B+

Lightly toned.

Estimate: $325 - $400

Sold for: $240

Closed on 12/7/2011

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