Auction 134, Lot 362

"Pas-Kaart van de Zee-kusten van Guiana Tusschen Cabo Noord en Rio Amano…", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Guyana

Period: 1700 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
23 x 20.3 inches
58.4 x 51.6 cm

Scarce sea chart centering on the bay at what is now Georgetown in Guyana, with an inset of the mouth of the Essequibo River and a plan of Fort Cajana. The map is detailed with soundings, currents, shoals and anchorages and embellished with rhumb lines, compass roses and a sailing ship. The striking title cartouche features two natives with their tame leopards.

References:

Condition: A

Sharp impression, sturdy paper and good margins with fine original color. There is some faint toning, but overall very good.

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $425

Closed on 12/1/2010

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