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Auction 164, Lot 402

"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.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with light scattered foxing.

Estimate: $240 - $300

Sold for: $230

Closed on 9/13/2017