Auction 124, Lot 371

"Venezuela, cum parte Australi Novae Andalusiae", Montanus/Ogilby

Subject: Venezuela

Period: 1671 (published)

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Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A+

Excellent impression on a clean sheet.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $400

Closed on 5/7/2008

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