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Auction 116, Lot 385

"Terre Ferme ou sont les Governations, ou Gouvernemens de Terre Ferme, Cartagene, Ste. Marthe, Rio de la Hache, Venezuela, Nouvelle Andalusie, Popayan, Nouveau Royme. de Grenade…", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: South America - Northern

Period: 1656 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

21 x 15.8 inches
53.3 x 40.1 cm
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This attractive map is one of the most up-to-date and important maps of the region produced in the mid-seventeenth century. It provided graphic topographic depictions of mountains, rivers and forests, along with cities and settlements in Colombia and Venezuela. The course of the Rio de Paria (Orinoco River) is well delineated. A large, wreath-style, title cartouche nestles above Panama and Colombia.


Condition: B

Light toning along centerfold with a bit of minor foxing.

Estimate: $550 - $600

Sold for: $475

Closed on 9/20/2006