Catalog Archive
Auction 153, Lot 406


"Carta Rappresentante le Provincie di Cartagena S Marta e Venezuela", Rossi, Veremondo

Subject: Northwestern South America

Period: 1763 (circa)


Color: Hand Color

11.6 x 8.2 inches
29.5 x 20.8 cm

This uncommon Italian map depicts the northwestern portion of South America. Lake Maracaibo, the city of Maracaibo, and the Gulf of Venezuela are all prominently shown. The map extends to part of present-day Colombia, with Cartagena and Santa Maria identified not just as cities, but as regions. A beautiful title cartouche adorns the top left corner.


Condition: A

Issued folding on watermarked paper with wide margins. There is scattered foxing and damp stains confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $60

Closed on 5/20/2015