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SOLD America Meridionalis
Date: c 1620.
Colour: Original colour.
Size: 35 x 50 cms.
Title: 'America Meridionalis' printed in Duisberg c 1620.
Gerard Mercator's stunning map of South America with Latin text on the verso.
The Strait of Magellan is show 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. In an inset there is a view of Cusco, the Inca capital.