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2 (Gerard) Mercator atlas maps, 1619 French Edition, handcolored copperplate engravings on paper. 1st item: America "L'Amerique" by Joducus Hondius, Western Hemisphere – North and South America. Shows California, "Novo Granada", "Francia" and more in North America. Depicts various seafaring vessels, sea monsters, fish, toucan and other birds, along with a vignette in lower left corner showing Brazilian natives engaged in the making of a local beverage. Matted and framed in later giltwood frame with window to back, showing Latin text verso and page numbers 308 and 367. 14-13/16" x 19-7/8" plate, 15-1/2" x 20-1/2" sight, 24" x 28-1/2" matted and framed. 2nd item: "Exquisita & Magno Aliquot Mensium Periculo Lustrata et lam Retecta Freti Magellanici Facies… "Map of the Straits of Magellan with large central compass rose and strapwork cartouches depicting birds and coastal landscape with scale. Matted and framed in later giltwood frame with window to back, showing Latin text verso. 13-3/4" x 18-1/2" plate, 14-1/2" x 19" sight, 24" x 28-1/2" matted and framed. Plate marks are within 2mm of the neat line. CONDITION: Handcoloring possibly later on both maps. 1st map: Front has a 1/4" stain near center fold in ocean and a 3" x 6" area of light discoloration to center crease area and area left of crease (more visible from back than front). 2nd map: area of light discoloration to upper right hand corner, overall light toning.