An Early Example of Hessel Gerritsz's Map of Colombia and Panama
The map extends from the Esmeralda on the coast of Equador to Maracaibo.
Gerritsz' map of served as a model for other cartographers throughout the rest of the century.
De Laet's map appeared in his seminal work on America, which is widely regarded as the most important and influential treatise on the subject published in the 17th Century.
An essential map for collectors of this region.