Auction 128, Lot 462

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

Subject: Northwest South America, Panama

Period: 1633 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.3 x 14.8 inches
49 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. The mountainous topography is indicated on this map and there are numerous settlements and towns noted. Two cartouches and pair of compass roses with radiating rhumb lines decorate this map. Jansson's imprint is located below the title cartouche. French text on verso.

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Condition: A

A couple spots otherwise a fine example with beautiful original color, dark impression and full margins.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/20/2009

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