Auction 127, Lot 410

"Terra Firma et Novum Regnum Granatense et Popayan", Hondius/Blaeu

Subject: Northern South America

Period: 1645 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.2 x 14.8 inches
48.8 x 37.6 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. Jodocus Hondius engraved the map. After his death, Blaeu obtained the copper plate, added his imprint, and issued the map in a number of atlases. Two cartouches and a pair of compass roses dramatically decorate this map. German text on verso.

References: Kapp (Columbia) #11; Manasek #50.

Condition: A+

Fine impression and original color with wide original margins.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $475

Closed on 2/25/2009