Auction 117, Lot 401

"Terra Firma et Novum Regnum Granatense et Popayan", Hondius/Blaeu

Subject: South America - Northern

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication: Atlas Maior

Color: Hand Color

19.2 x 14.8 inches
48.8 x 37.6 cm

Splendid map of the Isthmus of Panama and northwestern South America including most of present day Columbia and part of Venezuela. The map is based on the cartography of Hessel Gerritsz and formed one of the prototypes for South American cartography throughout the rest of the century. Jodocus Hondius engraved the map. After his death, Blaeu obtained the copper plate from Hondius' widow, added his imprint, and issued the map in a number of atlases. Dutch text on verso.

References: Kapp (Columbia) #11; Manasek #50; Van der Krogt (Atlantes) #9810:2.2.

Condition: A

Couple of tiny tears in blank margins, well away from map.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 12/6/2006