Auction 150, Lot 322

Picture-Frame Style Border

"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: 1729 (circa)

Publication: La Galerie Agreable du Monde

Color: Hand Color

13.3 x 8.6 inches
33.8 x 21.8 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. The map is surrounded by an elegantly engraved picture-frame style border, printed from a separate copperplate.

References: Kapp (MCC-103) #30; Shirley (BL Atlases) T.AA-5a.

Condition: A

Fine impression and color on watermarked paper with wide margins.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $200

Closed on 9/17/2014