Auction 156, Lot 361

"T Vaste Land van Darien. Ten Zuyden Cuba en Hispaniola Gelegen", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Caribbean & Northern South America

Period: 1710 (circa)

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

Color: Black & White

Size:
8.7 x 5.9 inches
22.1 x 15 cm

Pedro Arias Davila was a Spanish explorer who led the first great expedition to the New World. Arias Davila established colonies in Panama and Nicaragua, and was responsible for other explorations in Costa Rica and Peru. This map was designed to illustrate his explorations in Central America, northern South America, and the Caribbean. The title cartouche features two natives with several wild animals in the background. This map was published in van der Aa's compilation of early voyages of exploration.

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Condition: B

A dark impression on paper with "IV" watermark. There is light toning, scattered foxing, and a few small damp stains confined to the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $130 - $160

Sold for: $80

Closed on 2/17/2016

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