Auction 133, Lot 348

"Guajana, ou le Pays des Amazones, dans la partie Meridionale de l'Amerique…", Aa, Pieter van der

Subject: Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana

Period: 1712 (circa)

Publication: Les Delices de Leide…

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14 x 11 inches
35.6 x 27.9 cm

This rare, decorative map of the Guyanas provides an updated view of Hessel Gerritsz' map of the region. The large Parime Lacus still sits astride the equator with Manoa o el Dorado (the golden city) on its western shore. But the rivers of the interior are more developed and there are considerably more place and Indian tribe names. The pictorial title cartouche features a farming scene with Amazon natives and the mythical god Neptune. We can find no record of this map being on the market in the past 25 years.

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Condition: A

Sharp impression and wide original margins. There are a few tiny spots and some paper edge roughness, not affecting the map.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $450

Closed on 9/1/2010

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