Auction 145, Lot 338

"Nicaragua ende Kusten der Zuyd-Zee, Noordwaard van Panama, door Gil Gonzales Davila Ontdekt", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Nicaragua, Honduras, and Costa Rica

Period: 1710 (circa)

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

Color: Hand Color

8.6 x 5.8 inches
21.8 x 14.7 cm

This map of Nicaragua, Honduras and Costa Rica illustrates the explorations of Spanish Conquistador Gil Gonzalez Davila. Gonzalez was the first European to explore Nicaragua, and discovered the lakes Nicaragua and Managua. The decorative title cartouche features a native couple and a wild boar with two ships and a volcano in the background. Published in van der Aa's compilation of early voyages of exploration.

References: Kapp (MCC-103) #30.

Condition: B+

A nice impression with attractive color, a few minor creases, and a professionally repaired tear that enters 1/2" at left. Professionally remargined at left with old paper.

Estimate: $300 - $375


Closed on 6/12/2013