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Auction 161, Lot 452

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

Subject: Northwestern South America & Panama

Period: 1634 (published)

Publication: Gerardi Mercatoris - Atlas sive Cosmographicae…

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.

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

Condition: A

A dark, early impression with minor show-through of text on verso, faint soiling, and an archivally repaired centerfold separation confined to bottom blank margin. There are some extraneous creases also in bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $475 - $600

Sold for: $325

Closed on 2/8/2017