"Pas-Kaart van de Zee-kusten van Guiana Tusschen Cabo Noord en Rio Amano…", Keulen, Johannes van
Period: 1700 (circa)
Color: Hand Color
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.
Sharp impression, sturdy paper and good margins with fine original color. There is some faint toning, but overall very good.