Auction 168, Lot 375

"America Meridionalis", Mercator/Hondius

Subject: South America

Period: 1610 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

Condition: A

An excellent impression on watermarked paper with minor toning and a few small damp stains along the edges of the sheet.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $140

Closed on 6/6/2018

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