Collection: Osher Collection
Name: Gviana siue Amazonvm Regio
Notes: From: Hondius - Janssonius Atlas, English edition, 1636-41. Note lower right: "Amstelodami, Henricus Hondius excudit."
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Dimensions: 37 x 48 cm. on sheet 48 x 56 cm.
Historical Context: This map is of particular interest for its depiction of the fictitious, large salt lake "Parime Lacus," with the legendary city of gold, "El Dorado," on its north-western shore. The descriptive text from the English edition of the Mercator-Hondius atlas in which this map appeared describes the topography and climate, the natives and their customs, and the fauna and flora. In the final paragraph of the text, the tale is told of a Spanish explorer who is said to have visited El Dorado.
LC Call Number: G5240 1636 .H6
Accession Number: OS-1636-2