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Auction 105, Lot 261

"Descripcion del Audiencia del Nuevo Reino", Herrera y Tordesillas, Antonio de

Subject: Colombia

Period: 1622 (circa)


Color: Black & White

8.4 x 8 inches
21.3 x 20.3 cm
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A later Dutch edition of Herrera's 1601 map of the Spanish colonial possession of Nuevo Reino, comprising part of present-day Columbia. Locates Cartagena, Santa Marta, Valledupar and several other towns. Includes Lago de Maracaibo and a bit of Venezuela. The lack of detail on this uncommon map reflects the official policy of protecting Spanish knowledge of the New World.


Condition: B

Small stain at right. Worm holes in large blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $130

Closed on 12/3/2003