Auction 153, Lot 410

"La Province de Venezuela, ou Nouvelle Venise, avec la Partie Meridionale de la Nouvelle Andalousie, en Amerique...", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Venezuela

Period: 1729 (circa)

Publication: La Galerie Agreable du Monde...

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14 x 11.2 inches
35.6 x 28.4 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.

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Condition: A

Sharp impression on watermarked paper with minor toning and a few spots in the wide original margins.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $300

Closed on 5/20/2015

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