"America Meridionalis", Mercator/Hondius
Subject: South America
Period: 1620 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
7.4 x 5.6 inches
18.8 x 14.2 cm
Charming miniature map of the continent with the large mythical lake in Guyana and Tierra del Fuego attached to 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.
Printer's crease at right, else very good.