"Venezuela, cum parte Australi Novae Andalusiae", Hondius, Henricus
Subject: South America - Northern
Period: 1635 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.3 x 14.8 inches
49 x 37.6 cm
Beautifully engraved map based on the cartography of Hessel Gerritsz covering the northern coast of South America, Venezuela, east to the mouth of the Orinoco, and including the offshore islands from Aruba through Dominica and Tobago. The fine engraving illustrates the mountains, forests, rivers and missions in the interior, but shows place names primarily along the coastlines owing to the relatively few explorations made into the interior. The map is richly embellished with title and distance scale cartouches, compass roses and a galleon. Engraved by E.S. Hamers-veldt and S. Rogeri. French text on verso.
Lovely original color with a bit of light foxing and offsetting.