Auction 148, Lot 399

"Venezuela, cum Parte Australi Novae Andalusiae", Hondius, Henricus

Subject: Venezuela

Period: 1636 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

19.2 x 14.9 inches
48.8 x 37.8 cm

Beautifully engraved map based on the cartography of Hessel Gerritsz covering the northern coast of South America, Venezuela, east to the mouth of the Orinoco, and including the offshore islands from Aruba through Dominica and Tobago. The fine engraving illustrates the mountains, forests, rivers and indigenous animals but shows place names primarily along the coastlines owing to the relatively few explorations made into the interior. The map is richly embellished with title and distance scale cartouches, compass roses and a galleon. Engraved by Evert Symonsz Hamersveldt and S. Rogeri. German text on verso.

References: Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #9830:1.1.

Condition: B+

Nice impression and color with wide original margins, minor printer's ink residue in the image, and just a few small areas of paper weakness at far left and right.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/19/2014