Auction 178, Lot 242

"America Meridionalis", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: South America

Period: 1630 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.6 x 5.7 inches
19.3 x 14.5 cm

Attractive map of the continent with two large mythical lakes, Eupana Lacus in Brazil and Parime La. in Guyana. Tierra del Fuego is shown as an island with Cape Horn and Le Maire Strait both identified; a notation attributes these discoveries to Jacob le Maire. It is simply decorated with a strapwork title cartouche and compass rose. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius. French text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. III) #9800:352.

Condition: A

A nice impression with minor toning and a few tiny worm holes only visible when held to light.

Estimate: $180 - $210

Sold for: $170

Closed on 6/10/2020