Lot 123: Janssonius Map of Northwest South America
November 5, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Terra Firma et Novum Regnum Granatense et Popayan. Jan Janssonius (1588-1664). Engraved map with original hand color in full. Amsterdam, 1640. 15 1/4 x 20 inches visible, 24 x 28 inches framed. Shows parts of Ecuador with Esmeraldas in the south-west, up to Venezuela in the East. With the detailed course of the Magdalena River. The map offers a good view of Colombia in the early 17th Century.
Artist or Maker: Jan Janssonius
Literature: Hand-colored engraving on paper