Auction 101, Lot 247

"Coste de Guayane autrement France Equinoctiale en La Terre-Ferme d'Amerique", Duval, Pierre

Subject: Guyana

Period: 1677 (dated)

Publication: Cartes de Geographie

Color: Hand Color

13.3 x 10.3 inches
33.8 x 26.2 cm

Handsome map of the coast of present day Guayana. Detail is confined to the coastline and rivers with the locations of colonies and villages noted. In the interior and at bottom left of the map is the large Lac Parime, on whose northwestern shore lies the fabled city of Manoa el Dorado, or the Golden City of the Incas. Large inset map of Isle Cayene. Finely engraved, decorative title cartouche.

References: Phillips (A) #501-17.

Condition: A+

Very wide margins, with a couple of tiny spots but still fine.

Estimate: $325 - $375


Closed on 12/4/2002