"Americae Pars Meridionalis", Hondius/Jansson
Subject: South America
Period: 1666 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
21.6 x 18.2 inches
54.9 x 46.2 cm
This is an important, decorative map of the continent is a foundation piece for any South American collection. The coastlines are well detailed but the interior is filled with spurious information. Several rivers (including the Amazon and Paraguay) all have their source in the Lago de los Xarayes. The mythical Parime Lacus dominates the interior of Guyana. The map is richly embellished with ships and sea monsters in the oceans and vignettes of villages and animals on the continent. The large title cartouche features natives and indigenous animals. Latin text on verso, published between 1666-1680.
References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9800:1B.2.
A dark impression on a thick sheet with a centerfold separation at bottom that extends 1" into the image that has been closed on verso with archival material. There is light printer's ink residue and remnants of hinge tape on verso.