"America Meridionalis", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: South America
Period: 1607 (published)
Publication: Atlas Minor
Color: Hand Color
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.
Marginal soiling and light show-through of text on verso. Manuscript page number and cardinal directions in blank margins.