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Blaeu, Guillaume & Jean.
Descriptio Terræ Firmæ, Novi regni Granatensis, et Popayan. "Terra firma et Novum Regnum Granatensis et Popayan.
Americas: Amsterdam Apud Johannem Guiljelmi F. Blaeu. c1655. Original coloured, copper engraved map of Panama And Columbia from volume 2 of Joan Blaeu's "Theatrum Orbis terrarum, sive atlas novus .pars secunda. " Double page; folio; Latin text to verso. Strap work title catouche and scale; compass roses to sea. Decorative map of the Isthmus of Panama and North Western South America including most of present day Columbia and part of Venezuela. Terra Firma is Panama, Veraguas is Costa Rica, and Popayan in the west and Nuevo Rey Node Granada in the east refers to the mountainous Columbia. The map is significant both for illustrating these early historic areas in the New World and for the numerous settlements, rivers and mountains. The map is based on the cartography of Hessel Gerritsz. Bright original outline colour; good impression; light damp stain to edges of blank margins, far from image. Willem Janszoon Blaeu [1571- 1668] had set up the business in Amsterdam 1596 following studies with the famous astonomer Tycho Brahe. In 1630 Willhem published his first atlas "Atlas Appendix", having published maritime cartography, books, charts and pilot guides for previous thirty years. Appointed Hydrographer of the V. O. C. ( United East India Company)in 1633 he died in 1638. leaving the company to his sons Joan and Cornelius Of Cornelius little is know; his name appearing on in the prefaces of books and atlases only until c1645. Dr Joan Blaeu [ 1596-1673] who had studied at Leiden took over the management of the business and established its fame. He was also appoin … [Click Below for Full Description]
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