Auction 144, Lot 130

"De Vaste Kust van Cheribichi door Alonzo d'Ojeda van't Eyland Cubagua Besogt", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Venezuela

Period: 1710 (circa)

Publication: Naauwkeurige versameling der gedenk-waardigste zee en landreysen…

Color: Black & White

Size:
8.5 x 5.8 inches
21.6 x 14.7 cm

This uncommon map details the coast of present-day Venezuela and the Windward Islands. The pictorial title cartouche features Alonso de Ojeda's attack on Cartagena. Ojeda was a Spanish navigator and conquistador, who travelled to the Caribbean and northern South America with Christopher Columbus and Amerigo Vespucci. Ojeda is famous for having named Venezuela and for having been the first European to visit Guyana, Colombia, and Lake Maracaibo. Published in van der Aa's compilation of early voyages of exploration.

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Condition: B+

Light toning and a few tiny spots in the image.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $90

Closed on 4/3/2013

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