"Guiana sive Amazonum Regio", Montanus/Ogilby
Subject: Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana
Period: 1671 (published)
Color: Hand Color
14 x 11.3 inches
35.6 x 28.7 cm
A great map of the northeast coast of South America from the Gulf of Paria (including Trinidad), to just south of the Amazon River delta. The map locates at its center a large mythical inland sea, Parime Lacus, on whose northwestern shore lies the fabled city 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 richly embellished with a very large title cartouche and distance scale, both flanked by Native Brazilians.
Good impression and wide margins. Toned with a few light spots and faded color else very good. Remnants of hinges and some minor defects in blank margins.