Auction 137, Lot 452

"Terre Ferme ou sont les Governations, ou Gouvernemens de Terre Ferme, Cartagene, Ste. Marthe, Rio de la Hache, Venezuela, Nouvelle Andalusie, Popayan, Nouveau Royme. de Grenade &c.", Sanson/Mariette

Subject: South America - Northern

Period: 1656 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

21.1 x 15.7 inches
53.6 x 39.9 cm

This attractive map is one of the most up-to-date and important maps of the region produced in the mid-seventeenth century. It provided graphic topographic depictions of mountains, rivers and forests, along with cities and settlements in Colombia and Venezuela. The course of the Rio de Paria (Orinoco River) is well delineated. Venezuela's Caribbean coastline is depicted along with the nearby islands of Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, Margarita and Trinidad and Tobago. A large, wreath-style, title cartouche is nestled above Panama and Colombia.


Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with light, pleasant toning and a couple of minute holes in blank areas of map image which have been professionally closed on verso.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/14/2011