"Amerique Meridionale", Sanson/Mariette
Subject: South America
Period: 1662 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
11 x 8 inches
27.9 x 20.3 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 mythical Lac de Parime with the fabled Manoa o el Dorado (City of Gold) is still shown straddling the equator in Guyana. Another mythical lake, Lac de Eupana ou de los Xarayes, is depicted in Paraguay. Engraved by A. Peyrounin.
Watermarked paper with a small damp stain at top right and a centerfold separation in bottom blank margin that has been closed on verso with old paper. A few chips in top blank margin have been repaired with old paper.