"Guiana, Verdeelt in Guiana en Caribana", Sanson, Nicolas
Subject: Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana
Period: 1705 (published)
Publication: Algemeene Weereldtbeschryving
Color: Hand Color
10.5 x 7.8 inches
26.7 x 19.8 cm
This attractive map covers the coastline from Trinidad to the mouth of the Amazon River. The interior is dominated by the huge, mythical lake (Parime) with the legendary city of El Dorado (Manoa el Dorado) on its shores. The map is very detailed, particularly along the coastline, and handsomely decorated with a large title cartouche.
A superb example on a strong sheet with a minor printer's smudge in the lower margin.