Auction 141, Lot 329

"America Meridionalis", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: South America

Period: 1609 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
7.3 x 5.7 inches
18.5 x 14.5 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 only German edition of Hondius' Atlas Minor, with German text on verso.

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Condition: A

Marginal soiling and faint text show-through.

Estimate: $325 - $450

Sold for: $325

Closed on 9/5/2012

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