"Terra Firma et Novum Regnum Granatense et Popayan", Hondius/Blaeu
Period: 1643 (circa)
Publication: Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas
Color: Hand Color
19.3 x 14.8 inches
49 x 37.6 cm
This splendid map of the Isthmus of Panama and northwestern South America includes most of present day Colombia and part of Venezuela. The map is based on the cartography of Hessel Gerritsz and formed one of the prototypes for South American cartography throughout the rest of the century. Jodocus Hondius engraved the map. After his death, Blaeu obtained the copper plate, added his imprint, and issued the map in a number of atlases. Two cartouches and a pair of compass roses dramatically decorate this map. French text on verso, published between 1643-50.
References: Kapp (MCC-77) #11; Manasek #50; Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #9810:2.2.
A fine impression with moderate toning and minor soiling. There are very short edge tears and tiny worm holes confined to the blank margins.