"Pas-kaart van de Zee Kusten van Carthagena Tierra Firma Costa Rica ende Honduras Tusschen Rio Grande de S. Martha en Cabo de Gratias Dios", Keulen, Johannes van
Subject: Central America & Northern South America
Period: 1687 (circa)
Publication: De Nieuwe Groote Lichtende Zee-Fackel…
Color: Hand Color
23.1 x 20.2 inches
58.7 x 51.3 cm
This superb sea chart covers the Atlantic coast from Honduras to Colombia. The Golfo de Panama is also delineated. Four small inset maps, including a detailed view of Cartegena harbor, hide the relatively unknown inland regions of Columbia and Central America. The map is oriented with south at the top, as indicated by two compass roses, and is embellished with rhumb lines and a large, figurative cartouche.
References: Phillips (Atlases) 3444, Vol. 2, No. 31.
A sharp, dark impression on double-thick paper with some very minor creasing at bottom center and soiling along the top edge of the sheet, not affecting the image.