"L'Amerique Meridionale, Suivant les Nouvelles Observations...", Aa, Pieter van der
Subject: South America
Period: 1706 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
11.8 x 8.9 inches
30 x 22.6 cm
This charming map of the continent shows the routes of explorers in the Pacific, including Magellan, Le Maire, Mendana, and Olivier. A large portion of the interior of Brazil is left blank, with the exception of a note on the rivers in the region and the names of local tribes. The mythical Lac des Xarayes appears centrally. The large figural title cartouche features explorers, natives, a snake, an armadillo, and an alligator.
Issued folding, now pressed on watermarked paper with light soiling. Professionally remargined at left with old paper.