"Venezuela, cum parte Australi Novae Andalusiae", Montanus/Ogilby
Period: 1671 (published)
Color: Hand Color
14.3 x 11.4 inches
36.3 x 29 cm
Beautifully engraved map based the Hondius/Blaeu map of the region, which was in turn based on the cartography of the important Dutch cartographer, Hessel Gerritsz. The map concentrates the detail along the coastlines with the interior graphically engraved to show mountains, forests and rivers. The superb title cartouche is surrounded by Neptune, explorers and maidens, and the distance scale cartouche is surrounded by natives and animals. The sea is embellished with a compass rose, rhumb lines and ships.
Excellent impression on a clean sheet.