"Terra Firma et Novum Regnum Granatense et Popayan", Hondius/Jansson
Subject: South America - Northern
Period: 1633 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
19.5 x 14.8 inches
49.5 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. The mountainous topography is indicated on this map, and there are numerous settlements and towns noted. A lovely cartouche and pair of compass roses decorate this map. Jansson's imprint is located below the cartouche. French text on verso.
Superb impression and lovely color.