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Richly Engraved

South America/ Cusco. MERCATOR, M./ HONDIUS, J. [Amsterdam, 1630]
America Meridionalis. . 14 x 19 ΒΌ inches
Fine hand color; light mat burn, few stains to outer margins, else excellent condition.

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The most beautiful map of South America to appear in a Dutch atlas. The distinctive Mercator-Hondius engraving style is here found in full flower, especially in the large strapwork cartouche and the stippled seas filled with monsters and ships. At lower left is a view of the Incan capital city of Cusco.

Van der Krogt 9800:1:107.

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