Uncoloured map of South America, the southern present-day USA and the Caribbean first published in 1592 by Theodore De Bry in the third part of his travelogue of the voyages of Johann van Staden and Jean de Léry entitled “Grand Voyages”. This example is the rare second state of the map that appeared in a Frankfurt publication entitled “Mercurii Gallobelgici” in which town plans of Mexico City and Phernambuco (present-day Recife) were added. Other modifications made in this second state included a change of the date to 1624 in the left explanatory cartouche and the engraving of two sets naval fleets off the coasts of South America. The map is further decorated with two strap-work cartouches, the coats of arms of Spain and France and compass roses. Blank verso. The map has the usual narrow margins, some areas of light printing in the upper part of the map, professional repairs to areas of loss and reinforcements to the folds, otherwise a nice example in very good condition. 36 cm x 44 cm