"Pas-Kaart van de Zee-kusten van Guiana Tusschen Cabo Noord en Rio Amano…", Keulen, Johannes van
Period: 1684 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
23.2 x 20 inches
58.9 x 50.8 cm
Scarce sea chart centering on the bay at what is now Georgetown in Guyana, with an inset of the mouth of the Essequibo River and a plan of Fort Cajana. The map is detailed with soundings, currents, shoals and anchorages and embellished with rhumb lines, compass roses and a sailing ship. The large title cartouche features two natives with their tame leopards.
Old paper repair at top fold. Two small worm tracks in top near border.