Auction 113, Lot 335

"Tierra Firma item Nuevo Reyno de Granada atque Popayan", Gerritsz/De Laet

Subject: Northern South America

Period: 1633 (circa)

Publication: Novus Orbis seu descriptionis Indiae Occidentalis

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14 x 11 inches
35.6 x 27.9 cm

A fine map by Hessel Gerritsz, whose cartography of South America laid the foundation for many other cartographers. The map includes Panama and present day Columbia (The New Kingdom of Granada). It is finely engraved with mountains, rivers and forests and depicts numerous small villages. The strapwork title cartouche, scale of miles and compass rose make it a very attractive map.

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Condition: B

Few tiny worm holes on centerfold.

Estimate: $550 - $600

Sold for: $375

Closed on 12/7/2005

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