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Joducus Hondius:  America Meridionalis

Maps of South America

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Title: America Meridionalis

Map Maker: Joducus Hondius

Place / Date: Amsterdam / 1619 ca

Coloring: Hand Colored

Size: 19.5 x 15 inches

Condition: VG

Price: $1,600.00

Inventory ID: 44057


Striking example of this highly sought after map of South America, engraved by Joducus Hondius.

One of the earliest obtainable decorative maps of the South American continent.  The Strait of Magellan is shown, but Tierra Del Fuego is part of the large southern continent.  Eastern Brazil is depicted as an island, made insular by a huge Rio de la Plata that extends from the Atlantic in the south to a large lake, Eupana Lacus. From this lake the Rio Grande flows further northward into the Amazon river and from there into the Atlantic.

Interesting inset depicts Cusco, the Capital of Peru and center of the Inca empire. 

Condition Description: Old Color. Minor toning.

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Maps of South America