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