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Auction 188, Lot 297

"America Meridionalis", Mercator/Jansson

Subject: South America

Period: 1634 (published)

Publication: Atlas Minor

Color: Hand Color

7.6 x 5.7 inches
19.3 x 14.5 cm
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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. Latin text on verso.

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

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a bright sheet with minor marginal toning and foxing.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/22/2022