Auction 150, Lot 361

"Terra Firma ost Vaste Land van Darien, Veragua, Cartagena, en Nieuw Andalusie, etc.", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Northern South America

Period: 1710 (circa)

Publication: Naauwkeurige Versameling der Gedenk-Waardigste Zee en Landreysen…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
8.7 x 5.9 inches
22.1 x 15 cm

This handsome small map of northern South America was designed to illustrate the explorations of Sebastian de Ocampo, who is believed to have been the first European to circumnavigate Cuba circa 1508, and is also credited with the first European discovery of the Gulf of Mexico. The map shows the rivers, mountains, and a few towns in northern South America. The mythical Parime Lacus fills the bottom right corner, with the fabled Manoa el Dorado on its northern shore. This map was published in van der Aa's compilation of early voyages of exploration.

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Condition: B+

Excellent impression and color with light toning. The top margin has been extended to accommodate framing.

Estimate: $160 - $190

Sold for: $100

Closed on 9/17/2014

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