Auction 139, Lot 336

"America Meridionalis", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: South America

Period: 1607 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.5 x 5.3 inches
19.1 x 13.5 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. This is from the first edition, with Latin text on verso.

References:

Condition: B+

Marginal soiling and light show-through of text on verso. Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins.

Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $240

Closed on 2/15/2012

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