Auction 100, Lot 255

"Guiana sive Amazonum Regio", Jansson, Jan

Subject: South America - Northern

Period: 1640 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
19 x 14.5 inches
48.3 x 36.8 cm

Handsome map extending from the Isla Margarita in the northwest to the coast of northern Brazil near Sao Luis east of the Amazon delta. The map locates at its center a large inland sea, Parime Lacus, on whose northwestern shore lies the fabled city of Manoa, o el Dorado, or the golden city of the Incas. The search for this city led many explorers, including Sir Walter Raleigh, on wild adventures through the jungles. The map is beautifully decorated with three cartouches, ships, sea battles, monsters and a fine compass rose. Jansson's imprint in cartouche at lower right.

References:

Condition: B

Lovely original color. Faintly toned with centerfold slightly lighter. Expert repairs of fold separation and tiny tear in blank top margin, well away from map.

Estimate: $600 - $650

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/12/2002

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