Beautiful map of the South American continent by Henricus Hondius. This map offers a wealth of geographical detail concerning South America, complemented by several vignettes depicting indigenous scenes, wildlife, canoes, and huts. Off the coasts, one can spot a variety of sailing ships, canoes, and even mythical sea creatures. A grand decorative cartouche takes center stage, featuring indigenous people armed with weaponry, alongside representations of native flora and fauna.
Originally created by Hondius, the map soon underwent a change in attribution, passing to his partner and brother-in-law, Johannes Jansson. This map ranks among the earliest standalone maps of South America and stands out as one of the first ornate depictions of the continent to grace a Dutch Atlas. From the Latin edition of the Mercator-Hondius Atlas of 1638.
|Title||Americae pars Meridionalis|
|Publisher, Year||Henricus Hondius, Amsterdam, 1638|
|Plate Size||46.6 x 55.2 cm (18.3 x 21.7 inches)|
|Sheet Size||49.8 x 59.5 cm (19.6 x 23.4 inches)|
|Reference||Van der Krogt, P.: Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici, 9800:1B.1|
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