"La Province de Venezuela, ou Nouvelle Venise, avec la Partie Meridionale de la Nouvelle Andalousie, en Amerique...", Aa, Pieter van der
Period: 1729 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
13.9 x 11.3 inches
35.3 x 28.7 cm
This very uncommon map of Venezuela is based on the work of the important Dutch cartographer, Hessel Gerritsz, as were most maps of the region during this period. The map concentrates the detail along the coastlines with the interior graphically engraved to show mountains, forests and rivers. The superb title cartouche is flanked by two Dutch traders with natives, Neptune and merfolk providing an interesting illustration filling most of the Caribbean Sea.
Watermarked paper with wide, original margins, a printer's crease adjacent to centerfold, and light damp stains confined to blank margins.