Auction 160, Lot 425

"Terra Firma et Novum Regnum Granatense et Popayan", Jansson, Jan

Subject: Northwestern South America & Panama

Period: 1638 (circa)

Publication: Nieuwen Atlas

Color: Hand Color

19.5 x 14.9 inches
49.5 x 37.8 cm

This splendid map of the Isthmus of Panama and northwestern South America includes most of present day Colombia and part of Venezuela. The mountainous topography and numerous settlements and towns are noted. 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. Two cartouches and a pair of compass roses dramatically decorate this map. Dutch text on verso, published between 1638-44.

References: Kapp (MCC-77) #12; Manasek #50; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #9810:1.2.

Condition: B+

Excellent impression and color with wide margins and light scattered foxing.

Estimate: $350 - $425

Sold for: $250

Closed on 11/16/2016