Auction 166, Lot 363

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

Subject: Colombia

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication: Theatrum Orbis Terrarum

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19.2 x 14.7 inches
48.8 x 37.3 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. Latin text on verso, published between 1640-55.

References: Kapp (MCC-77) #11; Manasek #50; Van der Krogt (Vol. II) #9810:2.2.

Condition: B+

A strong impression with wide original margins. There is some light dampstaining at top, mostly in the blank margins.

Estimate: $550 - $700

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/14/2018

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