Auction 125, Lot 389

"Terra Firma et Novum Regnum Granatense et Popayan", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Panama, Colombia and Venezuela

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19 x 14.6 inches
48.3 x 37.1 cm

Splendid map of the Isthmus of Panama and northwestern South America including most of present-day Colombia 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. Two cartouches and pair of compass roses decorate this map. Jansson's imprint is located below the title cartouche.


Condition: B

Lovely original color. Centerfold separations with the one at top entering 1" into the map. There are a few short tears and stains in the blank margins, not affecting the map. Brown paper tape remnants on verso.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/24/2008