Auction 122, Lot 405

"'T Vaste Landt van 't Niew Koningryk Granada enz", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: South America - Northern

Period: 1705 (published)

Publication: Algemeene Weereldtbeschryving

Color: Hand Color

Size:
11.4 x 7.5 inches
29 x 19.1 cm

This detailed map of the northern tip of South America includes those regions that would become Venezuela, Panama, and Colombia. The Orinoco River is shown to the right of the map, as is a portion of the fictitious Lago de Parime with the mythical Manoa el Dorado on its shores. Adorned with a graceful cartouche, it was engraved by Antoine de Winter.

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Condition: A

Fine sharp impression with a small worm track in bottom margins, not affecting image.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/5/2007

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