Auction 123, Lot 431

"Guiana, Verdeelt in Guiana en Caribana", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana

Period: 1705 (published)

Publication: Algemeene Weereldtbeschryving

Color: Hand Color

Size:
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.

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Condition: A+

A superb example on a strong sheet with a minor printer's smudge in the lower margin.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $170

Closed on 2/20/2008

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