Auction 134, Lot 361

"Guiane divisee en Guiane, et Caribane", Sanson, Nicolas

Subject: Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana

Period: 1657 (dated)

Publication: Description de tout l'Univers

Color: Black & White

Size:
10.8 x 7.9 inches
27.4 x 20.1 cm

This fine 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: B+

A couple of small spots and at lower left light ink residue from incompletely wiped plate prior to printing.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $75

Closed on 12/1/2010

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