"Venezuela, cum parte Australi Novae Andalusiae", Montanus, Arnoldus
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.
Crisp impression, overall toned with a chip in left margin. Paper is a bit fragile.