"Tierra Firma Item Nuevo Reyno de Granada Atque Popayan", Gerritsz/De Laet
Subject: Colombia & Panama
Period: 1630 (circa)
Publication: Nieuwe Wereldt ofte Beschrijvinghe van West-Indien…
Color: Hand Color
14.1 x 11.1 inches
35.8 x 28.2 cm
A fine map by Hessel Gerritsz, whose cartography of South America laid the foundation for many other cartographers. The map includes Panama and present day Columbia (The New Kingdom of Granada). It is finely engraved with mountains, rivers and forests and depicts numerous small villages. The strapwork title cartouche, scale of miles and compass rose make it a very attractive map.
References: Shirley (BL Atlases) G.LAET-1b #7.
A nice example with a large coat of arms watermark, light printer's ink residue, and light toning along the edges of the sheet.