Auction 156, Lot 385

"Terra Firma et Novum Regnum Granatense et Popayan", Hondius/Blaeu

Subject: Colombia

Period: 1643 (circa)

Publication: Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

Condition: B

A fine impression with moderate toning and minor soiling. There are very short edge tears and tiny worm holes confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/17/2016

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