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Auction 95, Lot 200

"Tierra Firma met Nuevo Reyno de Granada ende Popayan", Gerritsz/De Laet

Subject: Northwestern South America

Period: 1630 (published)

Publication: Nieuwe Wereldt ofte Beschrijvinghe van West-Indien…

Color: Hand Color

14.2 x 11 inches
36.1 x 27.9 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. 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.


Condition: A

Lightly toned with a bit of faint damp stain at sides, still very good condition with fine original color.

Estimate: $600 - $650

Sold for: $550

Closed on 6/13/2001