"America Meridionalis", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: South America
Period: 1609 (published)
Publication: Atlas Minor
Color: Hand Color
7.4 x 5.8 inches
18.8 x 14.7 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.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9800:351.
A nice impression with light scattered foxing.