Auction 139, Lot 352

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

Subject: Panama and Northern South America

Period: 1653 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 15 inches
49.5 x 38.1 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 with radiating rhumb lines decorate this map. Jansson's imprint is located below the title cartouche. French text on verso.

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

Condition: A

A dark impression with original margins. There are a few minute abrasions along green outline color and a short centerfold separation confined to top blank margin that has been closed on verso with archival materials. There are two faint damp stains and a couple of light spots in top blank margin, far from map image.

Estimate: $400 - $500


Closed on 2/15/2012