Catalog Archive
Auction 99, Lot 282

"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.


Condition: A

Printer's crease at right, else very good.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $650

Closed on 6/12/2002