"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
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.
Light toning along centerfold with a bit of minor foxing.