"Peruvia id est, Novi Orbis pars Meridionalis…", Quad, Matthias von Kinckelbach
Subject: South America
Period: 1598 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
11 x 8.2 inches
27.9 x 20.8 cm
Handsome map of the whole of South America based on Ortelius. The great southern continent, 'Terrae Australis' stretches the length of the map at bottom. A large galleon sails the Pacific and a sea monster ornaments the Atlantic, along with a strapwork title cartouche. Stipple engraved oceans and strong engraving make it very attractive.
Fine example of this uncommon map, evenly toned with lovely color.