"America Meridionalis", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: South America
Period: 1610 (published)
Publication: Atlas Minor
Color: Hand Color
7.3 x 5.6 inches
18.5 x 14.2 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. Latin text on verso.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9800:351.
An excellent impression on watermarked paper with minor toning and a few small damp stains along the edges of the sheet.