"Amerique Meridionale", Sanson/Mariette
Subject: South America
Period: 1665 (circa)
Publication: L'Amerique en Plusieurs Cartes Nouvelles...
Color: Hand Color
10.8 x 7.8 inches
27.4 x 19.8 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.
References: Pastoureau, SANSON II C.
Excellent impression and color with minor offsetting of title cartouche and a hint of toning along edges of sheet.