"Terra Firma et Novum Regnum Granatense et Popayan", Jansson, Jan
Subject: Colombia & Panama
Period: 1633 (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. French text on verso.
References: Kapp (MCC-77) #12; Manasek #50; Van der Krogt (Vol. I) #9810:1.2.
A crisp, early impression on watermarked paper with light damp stains confined to the blank margins and light toning along the edges of the sheet.