Auction 140, Lot 379

"[Lot of 2] Colombia [and] Carte des Pays Situes sur la Mer du Sud Depuis Panama jusqu'a Guayaquil…",

Subject: Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Costa Rica & Ecuador

Period: 1779-1828 (circa)

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A) Colombia, by Sidney Hall, from A New General Atlas, published 1828, hand color (20.3 x 16.5"). This detailed map of Colombia includes Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Ecuador and part of Brazil. It identifies key regions, towns, rivers and depicts mountains via hachure. The map is surrounded by a lovely keyboard style border. Ref: Kapp (Colombia) #143. Condition: Wide margins with faint, scattered foxing. There is cello tape residue in upper blank margin, and a short tear in left blank margin far from map image. (B+)

B) Carte des Pays Situes sur la Mer Du Sud Depuis Panama jusqu'a Guayaquil..., by William Robertson, from Histoire de l'Amerique, circa 1779, black & white (9.5 x 14.5"). This map stretches from Costa Rica to Colombia, to the tip of Peru in the south, and depicts the towns, rivers and a few roads. The map is adorned by a decorative floral title cartouche and a simple compass rose. Engraved by Benard. Condition: Folding, as issued, with a binding trim at left. There is light offsetting and two faint spots - one in blank area of map image at left and the second just entering map border at bottom. (B+)

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Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/23/2012

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