Auction 98, Lot 247

"Venezuela, cum parte Australi Novae Andalusiae", Montanus, Arnoldus

Subject: Venezuela

Period: 1673 (published)


Color: Black & White

14.3 x 11.3 inches
36.3 x 28.7 cm

Beautifully engraved map showing the mountains, forests and rivers. Little detail outside of the coastlines. Superb title cartouche surrounded by Neptune, explorers and maidens and the distance scale cartouche surrounded by natives and animals. The sea is embellished with a compass rose, rhumb lines and ships.


Condition: C

Crisp impression, overall toned with a chip in left margin. Paper is a bit fragile.

Estimate: $130 - $180

Sold for: $140

Closed on 3/6/2002