Auction 125, Lot 393

"d'Engelze Volkplanting in't Amerikaan Gewest Gujana, en Rio de las Amazones", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana

Period: 1710 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9 x 6 inches
22.9 x 15.2 cm

This beautifully engraved map of the Guiana coast includes the Lesser Antilles. The fictitious Parime Lacus is fully shown with the mythical Manoa el Dorado located on its western shore. The full course of the R. Patria o Orinoq is shown as is its confluence with the Amazon River. A pictorial title cartouche shows Europeans and sailing ships in the harbor. The map notes the colony of Charles Heigh who established, with his brother, the first English Colony in Guiana. He died there in 1604 and this cartouche shows the burial scene.

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Condition: A+

Fine impression and nice later coloring.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/24/2008

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