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Auction 182, Lot 415

"Cours de l'Orenoque Depuis ses Sources Jusqu'a la Mer, avec les Rivieres qui s'y Dechargent", Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

Subject: Orinoco River, Venezuela

Period: 1773 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

17.5 x 9.3 inches
44.5 x 23.6 cm
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This map depicts the Orinoco River from its delta on the Atlantic Ocean through Venezuela. The Orinoco River is shown extending too far west, nearly to the Cauca and Magdalena Rivers in Colombia. The extensive, although not entirely accurate, river system is featured, with dozens of small villages located throughout. There are a few notations on the inhabitants and location of Natives. Engraved by A. van Krevelt.


Condition: A+

A crisp impression, issued folding on a bright sheet.

Estimate: $110 - $140

Sold for: $70

Closed on 4/28/2021