1648 Rio De La Plata map URUGUAY ARGENTINA MERCATOR HONDIUS Original Antique
De Rio De La Plata cum regionibus adiacentibus Tucuman et Sta. Early pocket map of the Rio de La Plata region in Uruguay showing also part of Argentina from the Mercator Hondius Atlas Minor published in Amsterdam in 1648 at Jannsonius with german text on verso. In 1607 Jodocus Hondius published a reduced size version of Mercators Atlas, itself suitably titled Atlas Minor. The maps were copied from those of the great cartographer Mercator of around 1580-90 or were reductions of Hondius own maps of 1606.
Almost 20 years later Joannes Janssonius commissioned a new set of copperplates to be engraved by Pieter Van Den Keere (Kaerius) and Abraham Goos. These maps were elegantly designed with decorative title cartouches, finely engraved and surprisingly detailed for their dimensions. Dimensions: 19,3 x 14,5 cm plus margins. Nice dark impression on stable paper.
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The item "1648 Rio De La Plata map URUGUAY ARGENTINA MERCATOR HONDIUS Original Antique" is in sale since Tuesday, May 8, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Maps, Atlases & Globes\South America Maps". The seller is "ruggis" and is located in Brescia. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Cartographer/Publisher: Mercator Hondius
- Region: South America
- Year: 1648
- Topic: Maps
- Printing Technique: Copper Plate
- Original/Reproduction: Antique Original
- Date Range: 1600-1699
- Country/Region: Argentina