Auction 115, Lot 349

"Castilia Aurifera Cum Vicinis Provinciis", Wytfliet, Cornelis

Subject: South America - Northern

Period: 1597 (published)

Publication: Descriptionis Ptolemaicae augmentum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.5 x 9 inches
29.2 x 22.9 cm

From Wytfliet's important atlas, this map is the first to exclusively feature the Americas. It covers Colombia, Panama and part of Venezuela. Several important colonial settlements are named and located, including Cartago, Victoria, Cartagena, and Panama [City]. Decorative title cartouche at upper left.

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Condition: B

Dark impression full coloring and very wide margins. One small spot near centerfold, some color bleed to blank verso. Marginal tear in top margin with old paper repair on verso.

Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/21/2006

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