Auction 102, Lot 293

"Venezuela, cum parte Australi Novae Andalusiae", Montanus/Ogilby

Subject: Venezuela

Period: 1671 (circa)

Publication: An Accurate Description and Complete History of America

Color: Black & White

Size:
14 x 11.2 inches
35.6 x 28.4 cm

Beautifully engraved map based on Blaeu's map of the region showing the mountains, forests and rivers. Little detail outside of the coastlines. Superb title cartouche surrounded by Neptune, explorers and maidens and the distance scale cartouche surrounded by natives and animals. The sea is embellished with a compass rose, rhumb lines and ships.

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Condition: A+

Light pencil drawing in margin, still very fine.

Estimate: $400 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 3/5/2003

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