Auction 104, Lot 306

"Pas-Kaart van de Zee-kusten van Guiana Tusschen Cabo Noord en Rio Amano…", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Guyana

Period: 1684 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

References:

Condition: B

Old paper repair at top fold. Two small worm tracks in top near border.

Estimate: $700 - $800

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/10/2003

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