"Terra Firma et, Novum Regnum Granatense et, Popayan", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Northern South America
Period: 1649 (circa)
Publication: Atlas Novus
Color: Hand Color
19.5 x 14.9 inches
49.5 x 37.8 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 a pair of compass roses with radiating rhumb lines decorate this map. Jansson's imprint is located below the title cartouche. Latin text on verso.
Minor soiling with light show-through of text on verso and one small, repaired hole at bottom center, resulting in minor loss of engraving.